My name is Sharon Platt and I'm a portrait artist.
I won the portrait competition at The Northern School of Art many moons ago. I was awarded a place to study fine art at Leeds University but I never took up the opportunity. I was diverted into working in advertising and marketing for many years because I needed to earn a good living. I married the love of my life, Middlesbrough Goalkeeping legend Jim Platt www.mfc.co.uk We had two sons and moved to Northern Ireland for awhile. I was lucky to meet some great people in the world of advertising long before social media was invented. I got caught up in the Madmen World of the late 80's @ McCannErickson Advertising working as an Account Director. I was involved in the glamorous and not so glamorous job of making TV, Radio and Press Advertising.
We moved back to Middlesbrough and a few marketing roles later I spent 10 years with www.sage.com working in new technology.... so far removed from art!
So, now I can indulge my passion. Which is to work mainly in figurative art, painting people and animals. My technique is all about building on layers of paint. Concentrating on value and tone. I like to capture the personality of the subject and hopefully peep into their soul.
I like to work across all mediums matching each to the subject, realistic and abstract.... using differing tone and values.
I also like to deviate from figurative art from time to time so that I don't get stale. I like to paint stylised fashion and loose landscapes. I was part of the one of the wildcard groups on Landscape Artist of the Year 2019. I was interveiwed by the lovely Joan Bakewell and invited back to 2020 but it never happened this year and we all know why. So you know a bit more about me enjoy my site!
If you have any questions, commission requests or wish to purchase an original piece of art please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limited addition prints are available on current artwork. Prices range from £45.
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