Sharon Thompson

see me on the 2024 arts trail

I have lived at Whangarei Heads for many years.  In that time I have worked in a textile business, pursued a Bachelor of Visual Applied Arts in multi-media and had a teaching career in Screen printing, Design/Drawing & Creative Art Wear for fashion students.

“Art ‘Collaborationz’ at Whangarei Heads is an Art Event I am proud to say I am part of as a resource artist.  I get to work with talented artists from around the world who are inspiring to say the least.  This event allows me to try other mediums and push ideas.

Textile design & screen printing

 is my strong point and passion.  This started in 1991 at the ‘Fibre, Fabric, and Design Fashion Course’ in early 90’s.

A lot of my inspiration comes from patterns I see in nature, colour & form. I really enjoy placing my drawings into print & pushing the boundaries of what can be printed besides fabrics. My identity plays an important role as well to represent my design work, which reflects ‘NZ Cultural Design.

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