“From the first time I played with pencils, paints and crayons, I had the unstoppable desire and need to, paint, draw and create. As a child I preferred to do this over playing with toys. I remember a few favourite toys but the excitement of receiving a new paint set or pencils always won me over. That desire and need still burns bright.
My current work involves a combination of practices in art, surface design, textiles and garment design and making with a focus to create unique hand crafted work with attention to detail.
This includes hand dying and hand painting cloth, canvases and varied surfaces; working with limited edition digital prints of surface designs onto selected bases ; transforming square or rectangular cloth pieces into large scale wall and installation works or garments by draping on a mannequin with minimal cutting and waste, each garment being unique and forming a soft sculpture that drapes beautifully on the body when worn.”
Surface design | applied to textiles for garment designs and interior products.
Textile artwork | creating textile work for exhibitions, installations and garment.
Mixed media artwork | working with a variety of media.
Garment design | The garments Sheree designs and constructs are mostly one-off pieces or are limited edition produced as mini collections regularly throughout the year. Sheree’s work has an heirloom quality with attention to the smallest details and a conscious consideration of minimal waste of materials and producing sustainable garments to be worn and treasured for years. The use of reclaimed items are often involved in either the design or construction process.
in 2013 and 2014 Sheree was invited to have her work published in two books by international design author Bradley Quinn
Laurence King Publishers | London & New York
Merrell publishers | London & New York