Hometown: Edinburgh, UK
Based in: Glasgow, UK
Artist / illustrator from Edinburgh, now based in Glasgow.
I am constantly creating, whether that be my own drawings, paintings, and exploration, or on commissions for private and commercial clients. I work across various mediums including watercolour and ink, pencil, or digital, I am always exploring new techniques and ways of working. The main focus of my work is female portraiture and trying to capture the essence of what I find beautiful and engaging. I love to either use a lot of colour in my work, or to contrast this keep things as a simple pencil or black ink drawing.
It makes me incredibly happy to know that there are people across the globe that appreciate, and own, my artwork.
If nothing else, I hope to inspire people.
Clients Holly has worked with include: Emporio Armani, Seasalt Cornwall, MAC Cosmetics, Ted Baker, UGG, Gilda & Pearl, Marks and Spencer, Derwent pencils, Marie Claire, Chloé fragrances, Petal Sparkling Botanicals, Kingly Software, University of Edinburgh, Brodies Tea, Schwiing clothing Montréal and Aston Martin Edinburgh.
More About Holly Sharpe
What inspires you?
So many things can inspire me. Sometimes that might be music, meeting new people, and exploring new places.
What are 3 words that best describe your work?
Ethereal, sensitive, bold
What is the best piece of advice you have been given?