The Arthouse Gallery, Southport

Currently showing five pieces as part of Southport Contemporary Arts exhibition, taking place at The Arthouse Gallery from 17th November 2021 until 8th January 2022

The Atkinson Gallery and Museum

Ochre Mornings - That Charm of Earths Pa
Lost in the Whispering Air Sharon Barnes

Lost in the Whispering Air : Gems of Morning Under Scattered Cloud

Collage and Acrylic on canvas

76cm x 51cm

Ochre Mornings : That Charm of Earths Past Prime 

Collage and Acrylic on canvas

91cm x 71cm


Artworks, Ochre Mornings and Lost in the Whispering Air,  

currently showing as part of an exhibition at The Atkinson Gallery and Museum in Southport

Mersey Care NHS workshops

Just heard the news……..Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is intending to enter the ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ art project, completed during 2019 with Sefton Young Carers, into the National Service User Awards 2021. 

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Following an exhibition at The Atkinson Gallery and Museum in 2019, Sharon was offered a commission from Mersey Care NHS to create some art work to be installed in the newly built hospital for mental health in Southport.  

In conjunction with the production of the two artworks, Sharon also led a number of workshop activities over two months engaging with Sefton Young Carers from the area. During the workshops the children created paintings, developed ideas for printed t-shirt designs, and produced decorative boxes.


Hartley Hospital combines local mental health inpatient care and related community services. There are 40 bedrooms and patients have access to inner garden courtyards, therapy and activity areas. There is also a short-term assessment suite, on-site café for patients, visitors and staff, a family visiting room, sacred space, gym and outpatient services. Sharon created two artworks on canvas 120cm x 50cm to be placed in the family visiting area of the hospital.  The works produced were created in response to the planned internal areas will of the hospital which were to reflect qualities that connect it to the Sefton coastline, 

Eden Gallery in  Newburgh,  WN8 7UB


12th April  - 27th June 2021)

Artworks exhibiting at Eden Gallery


This exhibition explores the idea of perception and mood  with reference to natural or manmade textures and patterns. and contains artworks from over 30 artists and designers.


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Hole in my Shoe

mixed media on canvas

102cm x 102cm

Times Are ……..

Mixed media on board

200cm x 90cm

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Mixed media

34cm x 34cm


Mixed media

34cm x 34cm