Sherry is a professional artist, author, and illustrator. She has released a children’s book titled, “Magical Hallows Eve,” written and illustrated by her.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent a great deal of time, as a child, with her grandmother, who was the first person to introduce her to paint; she made quilts and encouraged artistic expression. Sherry was an only child and feels she developed her vast imagination from spending large chunks of time alone. The inspirations come from everywhere and no place at all, she believes her Cherokee Indian heritage has a lot to do with her artistic vision. She has experimented with many different mediums and also dabbled in many different areas of the visual arts.
Today artwork is a way of life to her. The work is done in acrylic paint because they achieve the vibrant color she is looking for. She likes to paint an idealized sense of peace and simpler times. The artwork is not intended to be photo-realistic, so much as a wishful utopia. The hope is to give the viewer a feeling of happiness, a cherished memory, or some form of intense emotion. Her newer artwork sometimes tends to have a dark twist to it and much more of an emotional connection. She is most known for her imaginary and real landscapes and streetscapes. She has also been spending some of her time pursuing abstract art and illustration art. Some of her favorite subjects to paint are older homes, people, imaginary landscapes, water, as well as, little old towns. Much of her inspiration came from a vacation to Maine where she feels she found her artistic voice.
Sherry’s work has been collected in many places such as, Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Idaho, Ohio and many others. She also has collectors internationally as well. Her hope is to continue to reach people so that they can enjoy her vision of the world. Her opinion on her style of painting is this; “I do not label myself with any certain style of work, as my only limitation is where my imagination ends”.
Her hobbies are watching scary movies, reading a great thriller, spending time with her family, and playing with her dog. Sherry is a huge animal lover. She has donated her artwork to charity art auctions and hopes to continue to support charitable causes. Sherry recently said: “I will never stop painting till I am no longer a part of this world. I will accomplish much more on my artistic journey. An artist’s life is sometimes very hard but I am what I am and this is what I must do”. Come join Sherry in her alternate reality, a vision of her world”. Thank you for supporting the arts.