Posts Tagged ‘elphicks’

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!

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


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!


September 25, 2014

arrangement(web)‘Arrangement’. Sharon Elphick.

bloomin'blouse(web)‘Bloomin’ Blouse’. Sharon Elphick.

letsfaceit(web)‘Let’s Face It’. Sharon Elphick.

So, I was a little shocked to see that my last blog post was nearly a whole year ago! I’m not sure if anyone visits here anymore but fingers crossed this might reach someone, and maybe inspire.

A lot has changed this past year. Elphick’s is no longer a retail space on Columbia Road but we still have the online shop, where you can buy affordable prints by some of your favourite artists.

We are now located in Hackney Wick, in the Bridget Riley Studios on Dace Road. I’m already loving it on ‘Fish Island’ and it’s great to be surrounded by so many creative people.

The new studio space, and not having a retail space is giving me the time and inspiration to create my own work again, which I am extremely excited about. I’ve only been here a few days and I’ve already made three postcards which are up for auction to raise money for the Hepatitis C Trust.

I will post more new work as it happens. Have a great day.

Bauhaus Bouquet

October 10, 2012

Monica Bella Ullman-Broner.

Exercise from Josef Albers preliminary course 1929 – 30.

Collage of patterned wallpaper.

Bauhaus Bouquet. Sharon Elphick.

One of my favourite exhibitions this year  has to be Bauhaus: Art as Life, held at the Barbican from May to August. A piece that really caught my eye was by Monica Bella Ullman-Broner. The wallpaper collage (pictured above) was an exercise from Josef Albers’ preliminary course and was created between 1929 – 1930. I loved the simplicity of the idea and how effective it was, it also appealed to my love of pattern. Inspired and armed with compass and scalpel I set about creating a series of floral collages based on the same exercise. ‘Bauhaus Bouquet’ is one such collage in the series and the first to be released as a limited edition print. The print is £80, is an edition of 30 and measures 27cm x 19.5cm. Available from this weekend at Columbia Road. It will also be available online over the next couple of days.

New Collages by Sharon Elphick

October 10, 2012

1970. Sharon Elphick.

Flower Face. Sharon Elphick.

In the Summer I found three 1970’s interior magazines at Spitalfields Antique Market. There’s something about the colours, patterns and even the smell of the magazines that I find inspiring. I started on a series of collages using the pages for backgrounds, shapes and floral arrangements with a view to show them at Columbia Road.

Somehow things got in the way (school holidays), in the main, so I never quite produced as many as I’d hoped. However, rather than wait until I have a larger body of work, I’ve decided to show them now. I took these two to the framers today and I am expecting them back next week. They may also be available as limited edition prints so keep an eye out on the shop

Bird Cat

October 4, 2012

Say what you see! I have no idea what this piece is called but I was delighted when I discovered this magazine at Spitalfields Antique Market today. After a little research on the internet, I found out that the illustration was by Günther Stiller.  Love it.

A little more Ingela

October 4, 2012

Owl. Ingela P Arrhenius.

Svart Katt. Ingela P Arrhenius.

Lion. Ingela P Arrhenius.

WWF. Ingela P Arrhenius.

Four new prints by Ingela P Arrhenius arrived at Columbia Road this week. If you can’t make it to the shop, they are available here.

Audrey Jeanne

October 2, 2012

Fur and Glasses.

Kitty and Bird.

We have two new, rather sweet posters available by the French illustrator Audrey Jeanne. Both are available here at a very affordable £18.

Tiger Brand

September 27, 2012

Tom Frost ‘Tiger Brand’ £145

We have lots of new prints by the very talented illustrator and printmaker Tom Frost. You can buy online here or come along to the shop at Columbia Road and say hello.