Sharron Okines completed her Diploma of Visual Arts at Chisholm Frankston in 2010 with High Distinctions, where she fell in love with traditional printmaking methods. She was awarded the Printmaking Encouragement Award by Chisholm and selected as a finalist for the Mary and Lou Senini Student Award for Printmaking & Painting 2010 at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park.
Since graduating, Sharron has held 12 solo shows, been awarded prizes for her print folio, drawings and paintings and selected for more than 60 group shows.
Sharron was a finalist in the noted Silk Cut Award for Linocut Prints 2014 and 2011, Inkmasters Print Exhibition 2014 and 2012, She Exhibition in 2013, Clifton’s Art Prize Melbourne 2012 and St Michael’s Archangel Prize and Exhibition 2011. Her work was selected to exhibit in the International Print Centre New York 42nd Summer Exhibition. Sharron was invited to participate in the Beautiful Soup, Beastarium and Magical Folio Exchange and Exhibitions, curated by Rona Green and was a recipient of a City of Melbourne Arts Grant.