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Born 1960, lives and works in Sydney


Wendy Sharpe has been awarded many prestigious accolades and scholarships including winner of the Sulman Prize in 1986 with Black Sun - Morning and Night and the Archibald Prize in 1996 with Self Portrait - as Diana of Erskineville. She has entered the Archibald Prize at least 6 times and been hung at least 3 times.


Wendy Sharpe is undoubtedly one of Australia's greatest contemporary figurative painters, creating provocative and sensuous images of the human form. Often working directly from life, her paintings possess a spontaneity and directness that invites viewers to engage with the work on an emotional level. Wendy is the quintessential romantic painter, uncompromising, dedicated, and unconcerned by fad and fashion.


She is not afraid to confront universal themes of love, passion and the complexities of human relationships, something rarely expressed in art today.

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