Cutting Out!

February 26, 2015

flowers

I’ve been spending the last two days cutting out flowers for a private commission. It’s going to be very colourful!

Ping

December 1, 2014

ping‘Ping’ Sharon Elphick 2014.

This is the latest collage, based on geometry using pages from a 1958 and a 1968 copy of Paris Match. These works are definitely inspired by my love of the Bauhaus movement, I think they’d make lovely textile designs. I named it ‘Ping’ because someone had written the word in pencil, on one of the pages.

Paris Match, Edition 467, Page 49.

December 1, 2014

page49Paris Match, Edition 467, Page 49. Sharon Elphick 2014.

This collage has been created entirely from one page of a vintage magazine. I found this copy of Paris Match, from 1958 at Spitalfields Antique Market.

One Green Square

December 1, 2014

onegreensquare‘One Green Square’ Sharon Elphick 2014

I will be showing this collage at the East London Design Show, starting this Thursday. It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to show my own work, for the past seven years my attention had been focused on the retail space on Columbia Road. However, after a couple of months at the new studio I am getting into my creative flow and enjoying the results. I’m loving the simplicity of the geometry and the subtle colours and tones that I find in the vintage magazines.

East London Design Show

December 1, 2014

CLERKENWELL AD

I’m pleased to announce that I will be showing my new geometric collages at this years East London Design Show. I will also be showing work by some of your favorite artists from Elphick’s. Please drop by to stand number 6 to say hello!

Loose Fit

November 5, 2014

loosefitsmall‘Loose Fit’ Sharon Elphick 2014

I completed this collage yesterday, I seem to be getting slower, always so much to do. For this artwork I used a copy of Paris Match from the 4th of May 1968. I was born in November 1968 so it’s one of my favourite years, and these are some of my favourite colours. I’ve just put it up for sale here.

Happy Friday

November 5, 2014

happyfriday(web)‘Happy Friday’ Sharon Elphick

I completed this collage on the 24th of October, which was a Friday, hence the name! It proved to be a happy Sunday too, as it sold on the 26th. I’m really pleased with the success of the new works as they are a new direction for me, which my customers seem to love.

An Etching for Every Season

October 20, 2014

4seasonsThese etchings are now available online again. You can buy the set, or individual seasons at www.elphicksshop.com.

Printing at the Prince’s Drawing School

October 20, 2014

etch1(web)Inked up plate, ready for polishing.

etch2(web)Polished copper plate ready to print ‘Winter’ etching.

etch3(web)Polished copper plate in preparation to print ‘Summer’ etching.

etch5(web)Copper printing plate (left), ‘Spring’ etching from plate (right).

etch7(web)Sharon Elphick ‘Autumn’ etching.

On Friday I went to the ‘drop in’ etching class at the Prince’s Drawing School in Shoreditch. A customer had ordered the full set of my seasonal ‘Tree’ etchings, so I had the pleasure of spending the day printing in the basement of Charlotte Road. I love the drawing school and I’ve been going there on and off since 2008. It’s always really nice to see what other people are working on, the artist Sam Marshall was printing there too, check out her work here.

It’s a real labour of love, especially if you’re a perfectionist like me! I’m pleased to say that I printed one of each season, and thought I’d share some photo’s of the process.

Throw Back Thursday!

October 16, 2014

archistripe(web)Sharon Elphick ‘Architectural Stripe’ 2014

This new piece looks like one of my old works from the 90’s. My love of high-rise architecture continues, with a stripe made from architectural details. This piece uses a vintage magazine rather than photographs that I’ve taken. I bought a collection of ‘Domus’ magazines from Spitalfields Antique Market, and this collage is made from edition 572 from 1977. It’s available to buy at www.elphicksshop.com


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