Hi my name is Sharmain Lowe and I’m a self-taught abstract mixed media artist. My artworks are often inspired by nature, from underwater scenes and aerial views to micro and macro studies.
I was born and raised in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Victoria, l now live with my husband in the Melbourne suburb of Park Orchards, near Warrandyte and the Yarra River.
My artworks are in galleries in Melbourne and Sydney, and l have participated in multiple group exhibitions. A collaboration with the clothing company Nikol and Sole will be in their Autumn-Winter 2019 collection. This collaboration was inspired by one of my paintings Fragments of Nature.
I am a great lover of interior design, textiles, and my garden is a never-ending inspiration for the latest colour combinations. My favourite mediums to use are acrylic and ink. Most of the time the initial layers are started with a textured surface followed with fluid, impasto mediums and other mark-making implements.
I am married with two daughters. l did what many women do and put their creative passion aside and did a non-creative job for nineteen years until that all-important renovation and mortgage were paid off. Now it is my time to put those creative ideas on to canvas.