Sharon Duymel (b.1971 Utrecht, The Netherlands) an Auckland-based artist, completed many years of practice at Browne School of Art, and currently an MFA candidate at Whitecliffe College of Arts.
Duymel has exhibited her work widely throughout New Zealand. Her work is represented in private collections in New Zealand, Dubai, Singapore, Japan and the USA.
Public collections include the Parliamentary Collection, Wellington, The New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington.
Duymel’s practice is representational, using oils on canvas or linen with large scale composition pursuing themes of strong personal interest and connection.
Duymel writes: “I see my painting as a way to unlock my own limitations of communication”. Her practice is primarily autobiographical as she struggles to voice her pain and experience, and so she articulates her personal journey and ongoing exploration through her creative conversation.
“My works subliminally address the issues that arise deep from my unconscious, whilst also being a reflection of influences from the past”.