Born in Walton on Thames, Surrey, England. The UK in 1942 as Sharon Goodsall, however, I paint and promote my work under the name ashar which is an ancient Hebrew word meaning to go straight, which I have interpreted to mean being true to yourself
Education in Fine Art
BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies (Art and Design) with merit. Yeovil College 2007
Foundation Degree in Arts (FdA) Fine Art University of Plymouth – Somerset College 2011
BA (Hons) in Fine Art Plymouth University - Somerset College 2012

I am a member of the RWA Artists Network
Finalist in the Chaiya Art Awards 2018 and 2020, NB now to be hung in 2021
Hung and sold at the Royal Academy Summer show 2017
A Finalist in British Woman Artists 2017
Runner-up for Annex Acquisition Collection Award August 2017
Prizes from the Atkinson Open and Fringe Arts Bath 2016
I have work in Private Collections in the UK, America, Australia, Italy, Spain, Germany, Singapore and France, and Sweden as well as a piece in The Millfield Collection

Exhibitions 2020
Silson Contemporary, Harrogate Winter Exhibition running until April 2020
Artwave West Spring Exhibition May – June 2020
Shakspeare Gallery September 2020 to date

Great Western House Langport September 2018
Shakspeare Gallery, Taunton October 2017
Great Western House Langport October 2016
Orangery, Nynehead Court Wellington 6 July – 21 August 2016
Courthouse Gallery Somerton, February and March 2016
Sidcot – Out of Silence - 21 January - 21 February 2015
Shakspeare Gallery, Taunton February 2016
Maison d'art, Queaux, Poitiers France - September 2015
Tacchi-Morris Taunton - out of silence - July 2015
Great Western House Langport September 2014
Shakspeare Galleries Langport and Taunton January 2014
The Langford Fivehead June – December 2013

Group Curated
Colour and Steel at East Lambrook Manor for July
CICCIC Taunton Back and beyond 2018
SAW Arts Festival 2017 - venue 12 in Chesterblade 23/9 - 8/10/2017
Centre Space Bristol ‘Directions’ February 2016
Redbrick Gallery, Glastonbury - 5 - 16 October 2015
Exeter Contemporary Arts Hub - all of November 2014
The Old Court House Gallery - Transformation 20 September - 5 October 2014
The Brewhouse Taunton June 2014
The Forge Gallery, Worthing April - Date 2014
The Forge Gallery, Worthing 16 September 2013
Grant Bradley Gallery Bristol November 2013
Take Five CICCIC Taunton July 2013
BA Graduate Show Brewhouse Taunton 2012
Foundation Degree Show Collar Factory Taunton 2011

Juried Exhibitions
Royal West of England Academy 168th Open 2020. Three pieces selected
Bath Society of Artists 145th Open 2020. Two pieces selected
Broadway Festival of arts 2020. Three pieces selected
SWA Open 2019
RWA Open 167h 2019
Greenhill Arts open 2019
Bath Society of artists 114th Open 2019
FaB open 2019
RWA 166TH Open 2018
The Atkinson 28th Summer Show 2018
Fringe arts Bath 2018
Broadway Arts Festival 2018
Chaiya Art Awards 2018 Oxo Tower Gallery, London, Finalist
RWA Bristol 165th Open 2017
RA Summer Show 2017 - 'let go' was hung and sold
The Atkinson 27th Summer Show 2017
FaB Bath 2017 Open
RWA 164th Open Bristol 2016
Gallery 2a Wells - August 2016
The Atkinson 26th Summer Open 2016 Prize Winner
Fringe Arts Bath June 2016 Prize winner
Royal West of England Academy (RWA) 163rd open 2015
Black Swan Frome Open November 2015
Bath Society of artists 110th open June – July 2015
Fringe Arts Bath June 2015
Black Swan Frome Open December 2014 – January 2015
Fringe Arts Bath June 2014
REAL Somerset at a2 Gallery, Wells 2014
The Atkinson Summer Open 2014
Fringe Arts Bath June 2013
Black Swan Arts Open Competition June 2013
The Atkinson Summer Show July / August 2013
Black Swan Open, May 2013
Light Space “Seasons Exhibition” 2012
WAC Open in Wells 2012
303 at Bath and West Show Ground 2011
Atkinson Gallery, Millfield Summer Show 2011
Thelma Hulbert Gallery Open 2010

Maison d'art, Queaux, Poitiers France - September 2015
Brisons Vior Cornwall December 2019