Sherry is a professional artist, author, and illustrator. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent a great deal of time, as a child, with her grandmother, who was a quilt maker. Her grandmother introduced Sherry to painting as a way to encourage artistic expression. Sherry was an only child and feels she developed her unique imagination from spending much of her time alone. She believes her Cherokee Indian heritage has a lot to do with her artistic vision. Much of her inspiration came from a vacation to Maine where she feels she found her artistic voice. At times inspiration comes from everywhere and at other times seemingly from no place at all. She has experimented with many different mediums and dabbled in many different areas of the visual arts.
Today artwork is a way of life for Sherry. She has been painting professionally for fourteen years and operates her own business, At First Sight Art Gallery. She calls herself a one woman business from creation to sales. The work is done in the vibrant colors of acrylic paint. Sherry has undertaken mixed media collage pieces in many of her more recent works. This provides a new avenue to express thoughts and include repurposing in her art. She continues the emotional connection to her work sometimes resulting in a dark twist. Sherry believes her best artwork is produced from taking emotional life experiences good or bad and turning them into stunning art. She is well known for her imaginary and real landscapes but enjoys expanding into fantasy, portraiture, abstract, and illustration art. Her opinion on her style of painting is this; “I do not label myself with any certain style of work, my only limitation is where my imagination ends”. The results give the viewer a deep emotional connection, a cherished memory, a little stress relief, or an opportunity to share in the whimsy.
Sherry’s work has been added to many private collections in Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Idaho, Ohio and many others. Her work can be found in many international collections as well. Sherry hopes to continue reaching out to all people with her unique artistic view so everyone can enjoy her vision of the world. Many people enjoyed reading her book Magical Hallows Eve and the other worldly illustrations in it.
Sherry’s hobbies include watching scary movies, reading a great thriller novel, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog. She is an animal lover who has donated her artwork to charity art auctions. Sherry enjoys giving back to many charitable causes.
Sherry recently said: “I will continue painting until I am no longer a part of this world. I have much more to accomplish on my artistic journey. An artist’s life is sometimes very hard but I am committed to what I do”. Join Sherry in her vision of the world, an alternate reality and thank you for supporting the arts.