Shari Nye grew up in the artistic community of Eltham in Melbourne, Australia, in the heart of a flourishing alternate lifestyle movement amongst mud brick houses, the Montsalvat artist colony and the Australian bush.
Shari spent her younger days exploring the natural beauty of the bush and commenced painting and working in ceramics as a teenager; subsequently establishing a highly successful ceramic business. Later she went on to study at four different art schools: Monash University – obtaining a BA Ceramic Design, RMIT, Painting at Latrobe Street College of Art Melbourne and The Arts Students League of New York.
Her ceramic works are held in private and public collections throughout the world. Now painting full time, Nye has won awards and collected in private and corporate collections.
Nye’s paintings are connected to the land and are evocative landscapes rather than prescriptive.  She explores its power and presence though her personal language of shape, colour and mark making, relying of expedition’s on country and  memory associated with her extensive time spent in the landscape.
Alongside her painting practice, Shari Nye is the Principal Director of Warrnambool School of Art where she runs foundation painting and drawing courses and promotes the artistic life in Warrnambool, the seaside city where she lives now.

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