Raspberry Oast Art - Fran Sharp

Raspberry Oast Studio
Smallhythe Road,
Tenterden, Kent TN30 7LY
United Kingdom


I was born and educated in New Zealand, but have lived in Tenterden, Kent for the past 40 years. I attended Wellington Teachers College where I majored in Mathematics and Art and subsequently studied for a BA degree with the Open University. At Teachers College I focussed mainly on screen printing and pottery. I was very lucky to have as a tutor the renowned New Zealand potter, Doreen Blumhardt. In 2010 I retired from teaching Mathematics, and have had time to indulge in my other interests, in particular painting. I have studied and worked with local artists. I am surrounded by beautiful Kent countryside and live near the sea, both of which are a great inspiration to me. I also like to travel to New Zealand and Europe. I am always enthusiastic to return to my studio and paint, working from photographs and memory. Initially I was enjoying painting with watercolours – mainly pots and flowers from my garden, however after attending oil painting workshops run by Fiona Graham Mackay I have found I love oil as a medium and my more recent paintings have been boats and seascapes, using oil. In 2013 I took part in the South East Open Studios exhibiting work in watercolours and acrylics and sold a lot of paintings to friends and the public. I exhibited a few paintings in an exhibition at Smallhythe Studio in Jan 2016 and in June exhibited my work, in my studio, as part of the South East Open Studios.

For all art enquiries:

Mrs Fran Sharp
Raspberry Oast
Smallhythe Rd
Kent TN307LY

Raspberry Oast
Fran Sharp
Smallhythe Road
Tenterden Kent TN30 7LY
United Kingdom
Raspberry Oast Fran Sharp

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