A new member of Arts of Bear Valley and a Certified Oil Floral Painting Instructor, Sherrie's love of art dates back to early childhood. In 2000 she became interested in painting with oils, after having painted for years with acrylics. Her inspiration was a magazine article that stated "it's never too late to be what you might have been." That was inspiration enough to make a goal of finding out what it would be like to be "an artist." With the encouragement of family and friends, that inspiration has become a reality.
Sherrie has participated in art classes in community college and workshops in Vallejo, Portland OR, New Smyma Beach FL and Columbus OH. She and her husband moved to Arnold from Concord in 2003, after a 15 year desire to live in the area. The family vacationed at Lake Alpine regularly, enjoying camping, fishing and hiking. Sherrie says "the Sierra mountains inspire the artist in everyone. The skies, sunset, wildflowers, there is absolute beauty everywhere you look."
Beginning in 2003, she has taught several floral art classes in the Bay Area and Arnold and has exhibited in Pacific State Bank in Arnold and Murphys Grill. Sherrrie is also a member of the Golden Palette Art Association. Her desire is "to continue my pursuit of fine arts, expanding my talents to enhance my capabilities." She hopes to add watercolors to her artistic mediums in the future. Sherrie feels that "art gives me the freedom to be myself" and "gives me the ability to put my dreams on canvas."
Sherrie's present preference is oils, as they "have a deep rich color. When incorporated together, you can experience an explosion of many colors, textures and even a translucent appearance." She delights in capturing this result with large florals.
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