Sharmain Lowe grew up in the picturesque Yarra Valley where from a very young age she found ways to unleash her creative spirit. Sharmain is a self-taught artist who is inspired by nature and fabrics. She loves layers and texture, whether it be in paint or fabric, and she mainly uses acrylic and ink in her work. In most cases a paintbrush does not touch the surface, instead pallet knives and pouring methods are used to achieve her results. Lowe loves the beautiful colours produced when paints and mediums mix and intertwine with each other, which is a key element in her pieces.
Lowe’s work is large scale, bold and colour rich. Her free flowing abstract forms are open to interpretation and are at once restful and energetic. Lowe’s work resides in a number of private collections and galleries across Melbourne.