Graeme Sharp graduated from Glasgow School of Art in l995 with a highly successful degree show, selling over 30 drawings and paintings. Since then he has worked as an artist in his Glasgow studio exhibiting regularly in Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. He has attracted a great deal of media attention, including being described by one of Scotland's leading art dealers and gallery owner John McDermott as being one of 'Scotland's up and coming artist' on STV News programme after selling more than a dozen paintings at Glasgow's celebrated Art Fair. Graeme has also been featured on ITV's Home Show, 7Days, NB, and won the best up and coming young artist award at the Paisley Art Institute's annual exhibition. His paintings are currently in demand. Some of his work has been purchased by Scottish celebrities and are in private collections at home and abroad, selling 65 paintings in 2004 - 2005, and then went self-employed as an artist. Graeme often uses a range of friends as models. He uses abstract marks of colour with palette knifes to represent being filled with fire and light in his portraits. He interprets portraits in a contemporary way, exaggerating colour and texture releasing his love for painting. His portraits capture his experience of being filled with fire and light.
1991-1995 Glasgow School of Art. B.A. (hons) Fine Art, Drawing and Painting, including one half term in Textiles in 2nd year.
1993 Participated in Performance Art.
1994 Saturday morning workshops, Scotland Street School, Glasgow.
1995 Organised The Group Installation (The Massive Toilet Roll Installation), Assembly Rooms Gallery, Glasgow School of Art.
1995 Degree Show, Glasgow School of Art.
1995 The Leigh Gallery, Edinburgh.
1995 The Green Gallery, Aberfoyle.
1995-1996 Public Exposure: TV interview STV`s NB, Paintings shown on the Home Show & Seven Days, profiled as artist of the month by Bigwig Music Magazine, and various local newspapers, the Herald, Evening Times etc. Homes Magazine.
1995-2013 Art Exposure Gallery, Glasgow.
1995 The Society of Scottish Artists, RSA, Edinburgh.
1995 Nervous Energy, BBC commissioned one drawing.
1996 Glasgow Independent Studios exhibition, Intermedia Gallery.
1996-1997 Paintings from Scotland, Vicarage Gallery, North Shields. England.
1996-2004 Paisley Art Institute, Annual Exhibitions.
1997-2000 Drawing shows art Paisley Art Institute.
1997 Joint Exhibition with Hugh Gillan, Art Exposure Gallery.
1997-2005 Art Fair Glasgow.
1997-1999 Glasgow Independent Studio show, Project Rooms.
1998 Royal Glasgow Institute.
1998-2008 Macmillan cancer relief.
1999 Won The Best Up and Coming Young Artist Award, Paisley Art Institute.
1999-2019 Scotlandart.com, Glasgow/Edinburgh,
London, Cannes Art Fairs and various group shows.
1999-2000 Transmission Gallery, Members Show.
2000-2019 Arteries Gallery, Group Shows, Glasgow.
2002 Joint exhibition with Blair Millen, Arteries, Glasgow.
2004-2005 Jordinhill teacher training.
2004-2005 sold 65 paintings, went self-employed artist.
2004 Solo Show Arteries Gallery.
2004-2016 Art in the City, Glasgow Gallery.
2005-2008 Epilepsy Scotland, Glasgow.
2005-2012 Cancer McMillan.
2005 Ireland Art Fair, Scotlandart.
2005 The Third Step Gallery, Group Show, Glasgow.
2005 London Group show. Scottish Artists.
2005 Edinburgh Festival Show.
2005-2016 Christogallery, Glasgow, various shows.
2005-2016 Merchantgate Gallery. Various shows
2006 Part time, 2012-Full Time, Lesmahagow Secondary School.
2006 Solo Show, Arteries Glasgow.
2006-2007 Retail Trust Show, Glasgow.
2008-2019 Ian Macgregor fine Art, Group shows.
2008 Gallery 23, Glasgow.
2010- Phoenix Centre Group Show. Glasgow.
2010 Destiny Gallery, Glasgow.
2012-2016 Alpha Art Gallery, Edinburgh, Group shows.
2014-2016 Gallery 516, Glasgow.
2016-2019 Gallowgate Artists Studio Exhibitions, Group shows. June/December
2016-2019 Greens and Blues Gallery, North Berwick.
Graeme Sharp works and paints in his Glasgow Studio since 1995 to the present.