Sharyn McCombe

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Sharyn  McCombe Portsea Back 1
Portsea Back 1
oil on canvas
60 x 60 cm
Sharyn  McCombe After Point Nepean
After Point Nepean
mixed media on canvas
150 x 75 cm
Sharyn  McCombe Back paddock _ Main Ridge
Back paddock , Main Ridge
oil on canvas
120 x 120 cm
Sharyn  McCombe Beneath
mixed media on canvas
100 x 150 cm
Sharyn  McCombe Deep
270 x 130 cm
Sharyn  McCombe Indigo Clouds and Reflections
Indigo Clouds and Reflections
mixed media on canvas
90 x 120 cm
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Sharyn  McCombe

Sharyn McCombe

Sharyn McCombe Description

Sharyn McCombe lives and works on the Mornington Peninsula.  She is currently completing an Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts at the Chisholm Institute.

Throughout Sharyn’s life she has maintained a connection with the visual arts.   Working initially as a secondary school Art Teacher before entering the role of Programs Co-ordinator for the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

The rendering of atmosphere and the exploration of oil paint application have always been a source of inspiration and fascination within McCombe’s practice.


Sharyn McCombe Statement

Rain, mist, fog, clouds, light, weather. These natural elements, and the emotional responses that they can inspire, are key points of focus in my artwork. The dynamic transformations of land, sea and sky catalysed by weather and time of day have always fascinated me. I spend much of my daily life outdoors subject to weather conditions and often look at the radar to gauge if my daily routine will be interrupted. As weather is always in the backdrop of my daily life, it mediates my lived experience. When the afternoon clouds are thick with humidity, I often feel a sense of foreboding. When the sunrise is reflected in morning mist, I feel a sense of freshness and mystery. I wish to communicate these impressions to the viewer and encourage new ways of perceiving the shifting environment surrounding us.  


My artwork provides a space to explore and reflect the moods and emotions associated with the tension between stillness and movement in the natural world. This is done through a painterly style that uses oil and canvas and employing techniques such as building up layers of paint, scratching, stencilling or rubbing back and making marks.

Sharyn McCombe Resumé


2016 : Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, Chisholm Institute- Current

1983 : Completed Bachelor of Education Arts and Crafts at Melbourne, State College


2015 End of Year Student Exhibition. Chisholm , Frankston

2015 Ron Rado Memorial Exhibition , Walker Street , Dandenong

2015 Monash Health in collaboration with Chisholm Art Exhibition

2016 Space in Art, finalist, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston

2015 Ministers Tafe Art Series Exhibition in memory of the Honourable Lynne Kosky.  2 Treasury Place, East Melbourne

2014 Ron Rado Memorial Exhibition, Walker Street, Dandenong

2014 Fig Tree Gallery Joint Exhibition with Cathie Coleman, Nepean Hwy, McCrae

2014 “Little Landscapes”, Bright Space, St Kilda, Victoria

2013  End of Year Student Exhibition

2013 ”Little Landscapes” Bright Space , St Kilda, Victoria

2004 Toorak College Art Show, Old Mornington Road, Mornington Peninsula Victoria

1989  Royal Prince Albert Hall, City Centre, Exeter, England (pastel drawing)



2016 Ron Rado Memorial Acquisitive Art Prize, Walker Street Gallery , Dandenong. Encouragement Award

2016 Space in Art, finalist, Frankston Arts Centre, Davey St, Frankston

2015  4 paintings exhibited at Minister’s Tafe Art Series collected by Chisholm

2015   Painting selected by Chisholm to be auctioned at the Crown Casino Melbourne to help raise funds for Tertiary Education

2015 Selected number of works for Minister’s Tafe Art Series , Exhibition in memory of the Honourable Lynne Kosky, 2 Treasury Place, Melbourne

2004: Toorak College Art Show, Mornington Peninsula

Drawing Prize (graphite pencil)

1989: Royal Prince Albert Hall, Exeter, England (pastel drawing) Art Prize- best drawing in show..


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