First up is Essex based multidisciplinary artist Heidi Sharp. She has used her POSCA paint markers and uni PIN pens to reflect her bold and graphic mark making and illustrative style on paper, card, ceramic and textiles. We love this striking, expressive work.
Heidi Sharp predominantly specialises in illustration, printmaking and painting. Interested in the contemporary social mirrors embedded within today’s society, Heidi uses social media and consumer imagery to feed the inspiration behind her work
Heidi says of her art practice; “I explore the themes of social media, consumerism and the sense of self. The growth of social media has impacted our ideas of self-curation, its poignant existence within modern society has adapted our perceptions of common imagery as well as changing how we discover new relationships and maintain existing ones. The overwhelming presence of the internet and all that comes with it is prevalent in defining who we are today and is something I am keen to challenge and comment upon. The inclusion of humour is important in contrasting and coping with the politics challenging our everyday existence.”
In response to the work she has produced with POSCA, Heidi has been inspired by the beautiful array of colours and tones taking the opportunity to “Explore a broad range of stylistic approaches. The POSCA pens influenced me to work in a more graphic-illustrative approach with their dense coverage, bright colour and smooth flow. ”
You can see the artist at work for yourself as she customises a chair with POSCA.
She’s also created some stunning self portrait and fine line artworks using PIN pens. We think this collection of fine line mono drawings captures her incredible draftsmanship perfectly.
Take a look at how Heidi has created these stunning portraits and fine line images in the video below.