Paula Sharples

Paula was born in Brighton in 1951. She gained a degree in Textile Design at Reigate School of Art, Surrey in the late 60s and spent fifteen years as a freelance textile designer, creating designs for companies such as Coloroll, John Wolf Decorative Fabrics in the USA and also Portmeirion and Churchill China.

Now immersed in painting, she works on gesso prepared board with acrylics, ink and graphite in layers and uses a combination of still life with landscape background. Her use of colour and pattern is evidence of her past in textile and ceramic design.

The coast is a constant inspiration and Cornwall and Devon feature heavily in her paintings.