Description & Technical information

Sharp believed colour to be as important as form in the creation of a work and painted quickly with a heavily loaded brush. These ideas and techniques were learnt in Paris where she became influenced by the Impressionists, particularly by Monet. Her pictures have a fresh colour scheme, sense of movement and warmth that fit perfectly with her subjects. In the same way, her mastery of the impressionistic style imbues her canvases with an almost dream-like sentimentality.

Period:  20th century
Origin:  British
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: 

Signed ‘Dorothea Sharp’ (lower left)


Dimensions: 63.5 x 76.2 cm (25 x 30 inches)
Provenance: Private Collection, United States
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints