Hello! I'm Sharon Hiley, founder of the Art & Design company Sona Beam.
I graduated from Bradford College in 1997 with a 2:1 BA (Hon's) in Art and Design specialising in printmaking and textiles.
Since then I have worked within a variety of Art Gallery settings,
Graphic / Greeting Card Design offices & Teaching & learning establishments.
Throughout all my experience I have continued to develop my personal Art practise and now work from the Sona Beam studio near Glenbarr, situated on the beautiful Kintyre peninsula.
I relocated to Scotland from Yorkshire with Martin King, my partner and founder of Spellbound Arts in Spring 2019.
My work has always tended to reflect a love of colour and simplified line & pattern work.
I am ever inspired and enthused by nature and all of my
work is imbued with such influence. I'm also a believer in letting Art speak for itself, so there are limited words to accompany my gallery here!
Both Sona Beam and Spellbound Arts embrace and maintain an awareness of conservation, utilising FSC, reclaimed, recycled and upcycled materials as often as possible (we are continually mindful towards increasing our eco practises and outcomes.)
I hope you enjoy browsing the variety of mixed media creations and imaginative pieces.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding products, wholesale orders, processes, commissions and workshops.