Sharron Astbury-Petit ASGFA


Sharron is a Yorkshire-born artist who began her career as a graphic designer and illustrator in Leeds. A number of years later she decided to relocate to France to concentrate instead on her painting and drawing. She was to work there as a professional artist for the next 20 years before eventually returning to her native Yorkshire. Sharron now works from her studio in Leeds.

Medal winner in the Grand Palais de Paris Salon of 2011, she was made an Associate Member of the Société des Artistes Français the following year. She was also made a Member of the Société du Salon d’Automne in 2019, and continues to exhibit with both Societies. In the UK, Sharron was made a Member of Leeds Fine Artists in 2016 and an Associate Member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art in 2022.

Sharron has also participated in a variety of other international exhibitions and cultural exchanges in China, Belgium, Portugal, Denmark and Japan.

Her work is characterized by experimentation and by a layering of different media to better explore different themes, interweaving disciplines to create a personal and evolutive reality. Largely figurative and rich in symbolism, her recurrent subjects are nature, self- identity, time and im/mortality. Sharron’s work seeks to question and to pay homage to the seduction of the intangible.

She has work in many private collections both at home and abroad.