Drawing. Design. Illustration.
"Sharpe brings the elegance of a fashion designer's line to the observation of human sympathies, discords and curiosities. Her fluid draughtsmanship and freedom with paint contribute to the creation of dynamic, vibrant pieces whether in colourful abstraction, or monotone drawings". (NewBloodArt, 2010)
Holly Sharpe is an artist/ illustrator from Scotland, UK. As well as working on commissions for a broad range of clients, Holly also dedicates a lot of time and focus to continually creating her own new drawings and illustrations.
I like drawing evocative yet delicate pencil lines.
I like trying to capture something I find beautiful, whether that be through a face, eyes, fashion, flowers or vivid inky colours. I also like creating colourful, bold patterns and prints. If any of this sounds, or of course looks, like something that would enhance your own brand, business or products, then get in touch to discuss licensing opportunities of existing artwork and/ or commissioning a bespoke piece inspired by your vision and my signature style.
Clients include: Marks and Spencer, Derwent pencils, Schwiing clothing Montréal, Marie Claire, Chloé fragrances, University of Edinburgh, Beetroot, Brodies tea, Aston Martin Edinburgh.
Experience has led me to where I am now. This rocky path has so far included: working full time as a printed textile designer, travelling the world as far as my time and wallet could take me at any given time, and keeping my eyes and ears open the whole way. Ready to grasp important advice, cling on to fleeting moments of inspiration and hang onto the energy of incredible places and individuals. Bundled together with good old fashion hard work, determination and persistence, I now find myself back in Scotland, closer to my roots and family, working in a big bright studio in the west end of Glasgow. The mission continues: filling my world and yours with drawings, paintings, illustrations and colourful designs. With my work currently reaching a worldwide audience, I am well on my way to pursuing my dream to inspire and engage others around the world.