Auckland-based artist Sharon Duymel specialises in portrait and figurative paintings.
Although initially self-taught, Sharon has since undertaken years of art training both privately and at the Browne School of Art.
Her professional development as an artist has been further extended by being privately mentored by
Matthew Browne, Zarahn Southon ( Studio Escalier in France) and Nici Peacock ( New York Academy of Art).
She exhibits her portraits in oils in galleries around New Zealand and is regularly approached with requests for private portrait commissions.
Sharon was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands and moved to New Zealand as a young child. Her husband is of Maori descent, as is her youngest son.
She is passionate about expressing her love for New Zealand, its people and its culture, through her art.
More recently she has researched NZ historical characters and has relished in bringing them back to life...