Graeme Sharp graduated from Glasgow School of Art in l995 with a highly successful degree show, selling over 30 drawings and paintings. Since then he has worked full time as an artist in his Glasgow studio exhibiting regularly in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. He has attracted a great deal of media attention, including being described by one of Scotland’s leading art dealers and gallery owner John McDermott as being one of Scotland’s up and coming artist on STV News programme after selling more than a dozen paintings at Glasgow’s celebrated Art Fair.
Graeme has also been featured on ITV’s Home Show, 7Days, NB, and won the best up and coming young artist award at the Paisley Art Institute’s annual exhibition.
His paintings are currently in demand and he is working on a backlog of orders and commissions.
Some of his work has been purchased by Scottish celebrities and are in private collections at home and abroad, selling 65 paintings last year.
Graeme often uses a range of friends as models, covering them with glorious fabrics and flowers which aim to attract the viewer into the painting through the model.
He uses abstract marks of colour and light to represent positive energy.
Graeme also uses thick brushes for a mosaic effect reminiscent of Byzantine art or palette knife to create wonderful textures within his work. He interprets portraits in a modern way, exaggerating colour and texture releasing his Love for painting.
1991-1995 Glasgow School of Art. B.A. (hons) Fine Art, Drawing and Painting, including one half term in Textiles.
1993 Participated in Performance Art.
1995 Organised Group Installation (The Massive Tiolet Roll Installaion), Assembly Rooms Gallery, Glasgow School of Art.
1995 Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art.
1995 The Leigh Gallery, Edinburgh.
1995 The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle.
1995-1996 Public Exposure: TV interview STV`s NB, Paintings shown on the Home Show & Seven Days, profiled as artist of the month by Bigwig Music Magazine, and various local newspapers, the Herald, Evening Times etc.
1995-2006 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.
1995 The Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Edinburgh.
1995 Nervous Energy, BBC commissioned one drawing.
1996 Glasgow Independent Studios exhibition, Intermedia Gallery
1996-1997 Paintings from Scotland, Vicarage Gallery, North Shields.
1996-2004 Paisley Art Institute, Annual Exhibitions.
1997-2000 Drawing shows art Paisley Art Institute.
1997 Joint Exhibition with Hugh Gillan, Art Exposure Gallery.
1997-2005 Art Fair Glasgow.
1997-1999 Glasgow Independent Studio show, Project Rooms.
1998 Royal Glasgow Institute.
1998-2008 Macmillan cancer relief.
1999-2009 scotlandart.com, Glasgow/Edinburgh
London, Cannes Art Fairs and various group shows.
1999-2000 Transmission Gallery, Members Show.
2000-2009 Arteries Gallery, Group Shows, Glasgow.
2002 Joint exhibition with Blair Millen, Arteries, Glasgow.
2004-2005 Jordinhill teacher training.
2004-2005 sold 65 paintings, went self-employed artist.
2004 Solo Show Arteries Gallery.
2006- present Lesmahagow Secondary School.
2006 Solo Show, Arteries Glasgow.
2005-2009 Christogallery, various shows
2005-2009 Merchantgate Gallery Residencies
1994 Saturday morning workshops, Scotland Street School, Glasgow.
Graeme Sharp works full time making a living from his Paintings.