Vicki Sharp graduated from York University with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. While there, she won 2 scholarships to The Banff School of Fine Arts. Later she also graduated with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto.
Vicki has always pursued 2 creative avenues….one in painting & mixed media art and the other in contemporary jewellery design. Over the past 25 years, Vicki has owned and operated a fine contemporary craft gallery in Muskoka – “The Muskoka Moose Gallery” and she founded and directed “The Moose Show, festival of fine craft” which was held annually for 17 years in the Atrium of The CBC Building in Toronto. As well as exhibiting in craft shows in Ontario, Vicki has held beading retreats in San Miguel de Allende and Patzcuaro, Mexico.
Working from her newly built home/studio close to Picton, Vicki brings her strong creativity to art jewellery and encaustic painting. Her jewellery mixes fabric-like bead-weaving, with silver, copper & brass elements. Blending colour, form and texture, her pieces make a strong artistic statement for the wearer.
Vicki's encaustic painting explores both the outdoor landscape and an inner emotional landscape. Layers of hot wax are fused, carved and burnished, resulting in intricate and detailed textured surfaces.
After 25 years in Muskoka, Vicki and her husband decided to relocate to Prince Edward County. In her newly constructed home and studio, she has a small gallery to showcase her art and jewellery as well as a studio to continue teaching jewellery workshops.