Sharon Duymel is an artist who was born in Utrecht in the Netherlands. Sharon started painting in 1999 with a desire to express her love for New Zealand and its culture. Her first solo exhibition was a sell-out, and this ignited her painting career, creating an unstoppable demand for her work. Sharon continues to develop as a well-established artist, producing bold and mesmerising portrait works that encourage the viewer to consider aspects of NZ heritage and culture. Sharon exhibits her work in numerous galleries throughout New Zealand, is represented by work in overseas collections.