About

Drawings are hand drawn in hardback sketchbooks on smooth surface paper using mechanical pencils for light sketching first and then I use black fineliner ink pens which are waterproof and fade proof. I prefer using these tools because they are so versatile, allowing me to create simple to complex line art, dotwork and silhouette drawings. I love the smooth flow of the ink when it is applied to paper, coloured ink pens and markers are used in some of my drawings and I like to sometimes combine ink with watercolours using watercolour paper.

My name is Sharon Godwin and I am a nature inspired fantasy/surreal artist from Kent England, specialising in small scale pen and ink drawings. My love for drawing is apparent since a young age and has been ever since with an obsession for fine detail. Ideas usually come easily to me, even more so when out somewhere within the Kent countryside with a fresh breeze on ones face helps clear the mind, allowing thoughts to run wild and imaginative ideas to take shape, long walks outdoors is ideal for health and wellbeing. Nature is my main source of inspiration absorbing it's beauty, the shapes, textures and colour and by being surrounded by nature and the wildlife I am fascinated by all living things. I take photographs of anything I find of interest and I'm also inspired by the decorative arts, surface pattern design and ornamental style architecture. I create unique and unusual drawings that are surreal, whimsical and fantasy fuelled. When it comes to art I am open minded and love the freedom of expression. My style of drawing can be time consuming depending on the complexity of a design and especially when creating dotwork (pointillism) but it is also therapeutic and I enjoy it immensely.

I have a degree in Fashion and Textiles and a National Diploma in Art and Design. Although I enjoyed my time within the classroom I much prefer to work in solitude, spending my time and energy in a peaceful open space where my thoughts, feelings and creative ideas can flow more freely away from all distractions. Sometimes I have music on low in the background or a film playing, but most times I like only to hear the sound of the birds flying above or the wind through the trees. Drawing almost everyday has helped me refine my style.