Curriculum Vitae

Born in Walton on Thames, Surrey, England. The UK in 1942 as Sharon Goodsall, however, I paint and promote my work under the name ashar which is an ancient Hebrew word meaning to go straight, which I have interpreted to mean being true to yourself
Education in Fine Art
BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies (Art and Design) with merit. Yeovil College 2007
Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) Fine Art University of Plymouth – Somerset College 2011
BA (Hons) in Fine Art Plymouth University - Somerset College 2012

Achievements
I am a member of the RWA Artists Network
Finalist in the Chaiya Art Awards 2018
Hung and sold at the Royal Academy Summer show 2017
A Finalist in British Woman Artists 2017
Runner-up for Annex Acquisition Collection Award August 2017
Prizes from the Atkinson Open and Fringe Arts Bath 2016

I have work in Private Collections in the UK, America, Australia, Italy, Spain, Singapore and France as well as a piece in The Millfield Collection

Exhibitions
Currently working towards ‘open studio’ for her many collectors in September as well as “Flight” an exhibition to be shown at The Musgrove Gallery later this year and “Colour and Steel” at East Lambrook Manor for July

Solo
Shakspeare Gallery, Langport October 2017
SAW Open Studio - Great Western House Langport 17 September - 2 October 2016
Orangery, Nynehead Court Wellington 6 July – 21 August 2016
Courthouse Gallery Somerton, February and March 2016
Shakspeare Gallery, Langport and Taunton February 2016
Maison d'art, Queaux, Poitiers France - 25 -29 September 2015
Tacchi-Morris Taunton - out of silence - 6 - 31 July 2015
SAW Open Studio Event - Great Western House Langport 20 September - 5 October 2014
Shakspeare Galleries Langport and Taunton Jan - date 2014
SAW Great Western House, Langport TA10 9YU. Sept-Oct 2013
The Langford Fivehead June – December 2013

Group Curated
CICCIC Taunton Back and beyond 2018
SAW Arts Festival 2017 - venue 12 in Chesterblade 23/9 - 8/10/2017
Centre Space Bristol ‘Directions’ February 2016
Redbrick Gallery, Glastonbury - 5 - 16 October 2015
Sidcot - Material Differences - 21 January - 21 February 2015
Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub - all of November 2014
The Old Court House Gallery - Transformation 20 September - 5 October 2014
The Brewhouse Taunton June 2014
The Forge Gallery, Worthing April - Date 2014
The Forge Gallery, Worthing 16 September 2013
Grant Bradley Gallery Bristol November 2013
Take Five CICCIC Taunton July 2013
SCAT BA Graduate Show Taunton 2012
Brewhouse Taunton 2012
SCAT Foundation Degree Show Taunton 2011
Collar Factory Taunton 2011

Juried Exhibitions
Fringe arts Bath 2018
Broadway Arts Festival 2018
RA Summer Show 2017 - 'let go' was hung and sold
Gallery 2a Wells - August 2016
The Atkinson 26th Summer Open 11 July to 19 August 2016 Prize Winner
Fringe Arts Bath June 2016 Prize winner
Royal West of England Academy (RWA) 163rd open November 2015
Black Swan Frome Open November 2015
Bath Society of artists 110th open June – July 2015
Fringe Arts Bath June 2015
Black Swan Frome Open December 2014 – January 2015
REAL Somerset at a2 Gallery, Wells 25 July to 16 August 2014
The Atkinson Summer Open 7 July to 9 August 2014
Fringe Arts Bath June 2013
Black Swan Arts Open Competition June 2013
The Atkinson Summer Show July / August 2013
Black Swan Open, May 2013
Light Space “Seasons Exhibition” 2012
WAC Open in Wells 2012
SAW Open Studio 2012
303 at Bath and West Show Ground 2011
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield Summer Show 2011
Thelma Hulbert Gallery Open 2010


Residencies
Maison d'art, Queaux, Poitiers France - September 2015