Sharon Brindle grew up and started serious drawing in rural Staffordshire. The move to London at the age of 20 and her acceptance into the renowned Camberwell School of Arts, was to have a lasting effect. Camberwell attracted her by its emphasis on drawing as a foundation, as well as a form of expression in its own right. During her time at Camberwell, the clarity and starkness of the German Expressionists influenced most of her work. People were her primary subject then and continue to be so today.London, its breadth and depth of culture, views and history, changed Sharon Brindle's work. After graduation, she entered art competitions and exhibited work in galleries. Sharon has shown her work in the John Player and BP awards at The National Portrait Gallery on three occasions.Sharon put down her first and permanent roots in East London, moving to Robin Hood Gardens, Poplar, in 1986. It was a time of limbo between the days of the thriving docks and canary wharf as we know it now. Sharon found this a very conducive environment for the development of her work and was stimulated by the atmosphere of excitement and anxiety it provoked. The location also afforded a spacious north facing flat, with panoramic views which became her private and intimate studio. This period enabled exploration, intense activity and the start of the nude self portraits. This unique place also doubled as a gallery and she had two exhibitions of small conte drawings there in 1988 and 1989.In December 1990, she accepted an invitation from a close friend, of a working holiday in Heidleburg Germany. She was able to make use of the large space provided and this saw the start of some of her first big drawings in pastel and conte. The strength of those works was aided by many quiet days, north light and the particular Germanic environment of order and romanticism. These images were made from discovering materials new to her, namely, heritage paper and unison pastels and her desire to depict beauty.In 1991 Sharon selected her favourite drawing for exhibition at the Eva Jeckel Gallery in Notting Hill Gate. It was immediately noticed by Bill Hopkins, a well known maverick, writer and collector. He expressed his wish to buy it, and so began their friendship and an intense period of exhibiting and selling work through dealers in their galleries and art fairs, primarily in London, but also internationally. Many of her new introductions into the art world were instigated by Bill. During this time, she also met John Falle, who had just opened his gallery in St Helier. He supported and represented her work there until his retirement in 2010.Sharon moved to her current home in Bethnal Green in 1998 and now works in a studio nearby. The multicultural location and historic architecture, have expanded her portrait and buildings portfolio plus strengthened her links to the artistic community around Shoreditch. Familiar with the Museum of Childhood she made a series of drawings of the delicate china dolls in the collection. These were exhibited in the same museum in 2010, both in a joint show and in The Stuff of Nightmares Exhibition in 2011.The constant quest for inspiring lighting and sources of beauty have led to working with the Sturiale Group in Tuscany, Italy and teaching activities at The Princes Drawing School and Kensington Palace. Sharing her knowledge with a diverse range of students has proved to be a source of inspiration and clarification. Sharon has found a new tool of communication, melding love of her subject and her affinity with people.