I was born in ’90s Brum and given the Sikh name ‘Sharonjit‘ which I later rejected due to becoming an atheist, therefore preferring to go by the name ‘Sharon’.
Like most children of my generation my first artistic endeavours were inspired by watching Neil Buchanan present Art Attack on Saturday mornings, I watched intently thinking ‘I can do this!’ So when gifted with my first set of ‘proper’ crayons I sat before my blank piece of paper with excitement brewing in my belly as I would dream of all the fantastic things I could create. And, without hesitation, I began.
When I was done I looked upon my invention and could not believe my eyes – I had indeed created nothing more than a scribble! A decade later and I am still producing scribbles but in a way that is more refined. (I hope!).
As my interest in art grew so did my interest in music, philosophy and literature – creative spheres that all seem to fuel each other. My intrigue in photography and video, however, is something that has grown over recent months and continues to be an exciting medium.
Currently, though, I am scrambling my way through an Art & Design Foundation course at the Wolverhampton School of Art & Design, with hopes of studying Graphic Design in the next academic year.
(All pieces of work are copyrighted to Sharon Jheeta).