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Each week the Wirral News will turn the spotlight on a local artist or photographer. You can submit your photographs at www.wirralnews.co.uk/yourgallery. We begin with Wallasey artist Sharon Ross...
Name: Sharon Ross
AFTER 30 years as a nurse, my life has taken a new path as an artist.
I graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Wirral Metropolitan College UK, July 2011.
Since then I have been working hard to establish and emerge as a professional artist, with representation with a New York art gallery, and the Vivid Arts Network. My figurative works are literal and abstract.
They concern dissimulation, and how true feelings can be hidden behind a mask.
The masks hide any form of identity. Who is behind the mask? The masks enable the wearer to act more freely. I can relate the concept of the masks to everyday life, as everyone wears a mask of some description to hide their feelings, emotions, they wear a mask in a professional capacity or to interact with different people and family.
My work reflects my feelings and emotions on life and I hope that this transmits itself to the viewer.
On the other hand, interaction is key to my work and what a viewer gets out of a work will vary each time he looks at a painting, depending on what has been happening that day and his emotional state. Every time is slightly different, every time is newly fresh and relevant.
Click on the image gallery below to see a selection of Sharon Ross' work