Siân Sharp – Artist and Illustrator

About Me

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Hello there! I’m Siân.

I love drawing, theatre, comedy, puppets and telling stories.

I am a postgraduate student on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

Before this, I studied Art History and had jobs in bookselling and journalism.  In 2012, I went back to studying and completed a Foundation diploma in Art and Design at my local college.  My major project was about 2D puppetry, paper-cutting and storytelling — here’s a showreel of the films I made:

Currently I am also working as a school secretary in a lovely primary school.  I’m based in Milton Keynes and London, UK.

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Link to my Instagram

Upcoming Events:

30 March – 2 April 2015 — Cambridge School of Art Stand, Bologna International Children’s Book Fair

26 February – 14 March 2015 — MA Graduation Show 2015 – Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge

10 – 14 February 2015 — MA Graduation Show 2015 – Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London

Previous Events:

2 – 4 May 2014 — V&A Shakespeare Festival.  Short artist residency, recording impressions of events and performances at the festival in my sketchbook.

23 – 29 August 2012 — Project Space: Showcase 2012 at MK Gallery.  Eight local students were selected to stage a week-long solo exhibition.  Mine featured illustrations of local life in Buckinghamshire in World War II.

2012 — MK College Graduation Show at the centre:mk

2006 — BA Hons Art History at University College London

Name Change:

I have previously worked under my old surname Schiaparelli, but I’ve recently started using a new name.  Wherever you see the name ‘Siân Schiaparelli’ online, it probably refers to me!