the colour and patterns all around us is what inspires my work.

After many years working as a freelance Embroidery Design Digitiser producing artwork for the commercial embroidery industry, I finally turned my hand to a lifelong passion of creating art.  I have studied Visual Arts in various forms over the past 20 years, and have been strongly influenced by my creative mum throughout my life.

In 2010 I began an art blog, Del-art-ful as a way to bring art into my busy life. This led to a commitment to make more art and develop a brand that meant something to me, and so Arli Design was born.

Along with much needed encouragement from Cameron, my wonderful partner and one of my biggest supporters, I took a suitcase full of prints to the markets. Soon I found the art I had made over the preceding years was bringing smiles to peoples’ faces and gave my work a purpose. Through the connections I made through the markets, I joined a group of like minded creatives and we opened the Margaret River Artisan Store – a place local artisans could retail their products.

My biggest dream has always been to make big art and in 2015 this was realised by painting a mural for the Unchartered Collective in Mt Lawley. I have since painted some indoor murals and am planning more large scale works – details will be updated on my website and blog.

Thankyou for visiting, please feel free to contact me for any queries.

Sharon xo


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