After careers in teaching and the civil service in various countries in the Pacific and Africa, Sharon Field embarked on her career as an artist in 2009. She has held five highly successful solo exhibitions, three joint exhibitions with sculptors and ceramicists, has participated in many group exhibitions, and has won recognition for her work in Australia and overseas. Sharon has enjoyed two residencies at Bundanon, the home of Athur and Yvonne Boyd, and has been a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. She was the 2017 recipient of the American Society of Botanical Artists ‘Anne Ophelia Dowden Award’, and has exhibited her work in the UK, the USA and Australia.
Sharon’s subject matter recognises that while these subjects have a toughness that we can barely begin to imagine, they are still fragile and, in many cases, their future is uncertain. These tiny treasure all have a fragile beauty.
Her work pushes the boundaries of traditional botanical art whilst maintaining the beauty and dramatic form of her subjects. Appreciating nature’s diversity and importance in a rapidly changing environment is fundamental underpinning to her artistic practice.