Raelene Sharp uses oil, pastel & watercolour with equal proficiency. She draws different qualities from each medium and her subject matter is diverse. She specializes in portraiture and figurative works but is by no means limited to these subjects. Similar aptitude is displayed in all her chosen subjects. Her use of light is one of the most compelling qualities of her work. Her paintings are in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. Some of her many prizes include the 2006 $30,000.00 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Prize with a self portrait titled ‘A Woman’s Lot’, she was also included in a joint exhibition of 30 artists chosen by the Portrait Artists Australia for the Washington DC Exhibition, winner Australian Art Excellence Medallion, recipient of the Victorian Artists’ Society Norman Kaye Medal and included in Salon International 2006 Texas USA. Winner and finalist in numerous competitions around the country and overseas and also features in several publications here in Australia and overseas.
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Raelene Sharp | Australian Figurative Painter
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