Sharron Hedges studied drawing, sculpture and more traditional art methods at Pratt Institute. In the following years, she explored many textile techniques to create her artwork. As it turned out, her work helped develop the early ArtWear movement, and has been exhibited in national and international group shows.
While still producing art pieces, Sharron gained valuable commercial experience as a knitwear designer, traveling and working in Hong Kong and other textile producing countries. At home in NYC, she then founded a print design studio, selling original patterns as well as providing repeats and colorings to the apparel industry.
Julie Schafler Dale from
Art To Wear:
"...While Sharron's work is ephemeral and fluid, it is also demanding and firm. Her strength is grounded in …years of discipline, technique, evaluation, and determination…Sharron’s most cherished muse is color itself: the subtle optical illusions, the vibrancy achieved through juxtaposing colors, bouncing them off one another…As Sharron moves further away from crochet...what has not changed is the consummate craftsmanship and discipline Sharron brings to all she touches..."
Sharron continues to work in both fiber and pattern design in her new home state of North Carolina. Her gardening there has inspired a new way of making art:
“I'm really excited to tap into the amazing life of plants in a whole new way. I've gardened for so many years and always have marveled at the forms, the color, the life that explodes over and over again, in awe at each sight. I never get tired of being able to experience this. Ecoprinting has truly given me a great renewal in life, in art, and I am beyond excited to work with this process."
To see new work and find out more about her ecoprint series of custom printed cards and limited edition prints, and her expansion into print on demand fabric using this format, follow her on Instagram