I have always been creative in the form of textiles and interior design. As a young child my grandmother taught me to knit and sew. We often spent many happy hours together knitting and sewing. My paintings are very much reflective of my love of colour, fashion and textiles. I love the colour schemes and décor from the seventies, and I am very much influenced by the designer Orla Kiely. I am also influenced by the artist Ruth Root. Since starting the art course at GMIT I have explored using paint a lot more. I love to use strong bold colours in my paintings using acrylic paint on a paper or canvas medium. This year in my studio I am working more with textiles. I am experimenting with various materials such as wool, remnants, scraps of material with a view to recycling and in the process making textile art.
Sharon Whitney Wynne was born in London in 1972 to Irish parents. She moved to Ireland as a child growing up in Roscommon and Leitrim. She realized her dream to study art when the opportunity arose to study art part-time. This was a BA in Contemporary Art Practices at GMIT, Castlebar in 2016 and she completed her studies to level 8 at GMIT, Galway in 2021. Since starting at GMIT, Galway, she has been working with textiles. She has experimented with various materials like wool and fabric remnants, with a view to recycling and in the process making textile art.
She lives in county Leitrim with her husband James, daughter Rebecca, son Christian and niece Laura.