Posts Tagged ‘collage’

Cutting Out!

February 26, 2015


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


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.

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.

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

Fifteen Purple Triangles

October 15, 2014

15purpletriangles(web)Sharon Elphick ‘Fifteen Purple Tiangles’.

I seem to be a little obsessed with geometry right now! Here’s the latest in my recent ‘postcard challenge’. I like the way that there is a feeling of repetition, that there is a pattern forming, but no symmetry. I also love that there are no perfectly straight edges, as if you could keep adding to the piece ad infinitum. It’s available to buy here.

Unconscious Inspiration

October 8, 2014

inspirationAs I sat watching TV last night, I caught sight of a book called ‘Interaction of Color’ by Josef Albers. I bought this book at the Royal Academy’s show ‘Radical Geometry’ back in August. It has sat on my living room floor on top of a pile of books ever since. I was blown away to realise how unconsciously it had inspired me to create the piece I made on the right, and thought it might be an interesting thing to share.

High-Rising Read

October 7, 2014

highrisingread(web)Sharon Elphick. ‘High-Rising Read’

So I’m back working on my postcard challenge. I’m over the moon with the response to last weeks creations, I sold three out of the four designs. I’ve also had a request to produce another building made of books, so here it is. I’m hoping that my customer will like it, otherwise it will be up for sale on the online shop at

Palette 62

October 1, 2014

palette62(web)Sharon Elphick. ‘Palette 62’

Oh my word, this challenge is harder than I thought! Day three, postcard number three, somehow I think the chances of creating ten is pretty slim. On this piece I kind of reverted to my default and made things tricky for myself. I’m pleased with the result but tomorrow I can’t take as much time.


September 30, 2014

reddot(web)Sharon Elphick. ‘Red Dot’

Day two, postcard number two. I’m not exactly sure what is going on here but I’m having fun. Trying not to think too much, just see what happens. It will be interesting to see them all together at the end of the week, in fact I better get my skates on otherwise there will be no chance of completing 10!