SHARP, Marisa

1956 - ?

As Marisa Nicole Parnes, she was born at The London Clinic on 29 April 1956, second child of Maurice John Parnes (born 1929), a fashion company director of Kenwood Lodge, Sheldon Avenue, Highgate, and his wife Iris Barbara née Poster (1933-12 October 1979), who married at The Synagogue, St Petersburgh Place, London on 14 December 1952. Marisa studied at St Martin's School of Art, London obtaining a B.A. in Fine Art and Painting in 1978 and at the University of East Anglia for her M.A. in Visual Practice and Context in 2000. Marisa married at Westminster, London in 1982, David J. Sharp and paints under the name of Marisa Sharp. Her work is a complete openness to random ideas, emotions, and impulses, trusting instinct and a personal visual language. A painter, printmaker and installation artist and a member and exhibitor with 'Young Blood' 1995-1997 and is a member of the Suffolk Group of Artists also exhibiting at the London Group of Artists and the Ipswich Art Society and has exhibited in a two person show at Tricycle Theatre, London. Also, an exhibitor at 'Drawings for All' at Gainsborough's House Museum and Gallery, Sudbury 1994; 'This is 1999' at The Room Upstairs, Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich 1999; with solo shows at the Red Dot Gallery, Ipswich in 2000 and Installation, St Stephens Lane Churchyard, Ipswich in 2001. She lived at Charsfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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