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Artist Sharon Frequents Supermarket For Fresh Supplies

Artist Sharon Frequents Supermarket For Fresh Supplies
Sharon Light shopping at Shop N Save Supermarket, Lami on November 26, 2017. Photo: Taraivini Seru
December 01
11:00 2017

Renowned artist Sharon Light is a frequent shopper at Shop N Save Supermarket in Lami.

It is because she lives at Uduya Point, just seven minutes away from Lami Town.

More so the supermarket has gone out of its way to also stock items their customers want and need.

“I am a frequent shopper here, three times a week, most probably every second day,” Mrs Light said.

“This supermarket has gone out of its way to also stock the shelves with items I usually go to the city to buy,” she said.

“They now have pastas, sauces and of good quality also, the vegetables and fruits are fresh and the staff members are helpful probably be­cause they see me often.

The mother of three sons and grandmother of four also refers to Shop and Save as the dollar saver.

She saves time, saves money and energy as Lami Town is close to where she lives.

Then Mrs Light, 69, is no stranger to Lami Town as she was born and brought up at Uduya Point.

The former Suva Grammar School student is a well-known local painter who had started her art lessons at school but left it there.

She only picked up painting again 16 years ago painting apparel; it was in the mid-2003 that she began to concentrated on painting.

“I still live at my family home with my husband; my sons and grandchil­dren pop in like the usual kai Viti style at any day and time,” she said.

“We don’t mind, but that means coming to Shop and Save to get the extra ingredients for a meal and items that we need.

“That makes Shop and Save and ideal supermarket because you can buy everything you want under one roof on any day as they open seven days a week.

“The easiest dish I make when we have them over is roast chicken.

“You know the kai Viti roast chick­en style – where you throw every­thing inside a baking dish and into the oven.

Mrs Light is also keen on fishing and diving and currently holds the world record (women) for great bar­racuda.

The former air hostess and office manager is also an expert on enamel copper art.

The ANZ/Fiji Arts Club exhibition in July 2003 was her first ever entry.

HER ACHIEVEMENTS INCLUDE: First overall Fiji Red Cross Fashion Awards, 1998, second in the Fiji Arts Club Annual Art Exhibition and 2003, first in the Fiji Arts Council competi­tion- Indigenous category (use of in­digenous material).

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