Sherry describes the style of her paintings as “Representational Abstract”, suggesting organic shapes, colors and textures in the real world, yet also something unquantifiable and emotional. There’s something familiar, yet not. The eyes beg to linger. Each piece, wrought in encaustic hot wax medium, an unpredictable translucent molten medium, captures a bit of the bend of a river, or a certain section of sky, or a flower halfway to seed, and possibly something of the artist or viewer as well.
Occasionally, a simple discarded item or a found object add texture, depth and interest.
“I frequently begin a painting with no defined direction where it will take me in its creation.” Sherry begins with nature in mind, then expands perception, flowing with luminous process, surrendering to wherever brush, heat, wax and pigment take her.
Member of Bonita Springs Art League, Bonita Springs, Fl. Member of Naples Art Association, Naples Fl.
Member of United Arts Council of Collier County, Naples, Fl. Member of Alliance For The Arts, Ft. Myers, Fl.
Vice President & Founder of SWFL WAX,
A Chapter of International Encaustic Artists
Encaustic art instructor, Naples, Fl. and Bend, OR. Art on Display at Layor Gallery, Bend, OR.
Awards and Credits
Annual Membership Exhibition, Juried show, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL., Barbara Culbertson award “Yellow Fellows”, 2018
Annual Membership Exhibition, Juried show, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL., merit award “Purple Reign”, 2019
Image of original artwork used in promotional material by FineMark Bank, Estero, FL. , Bonita Springs, FL. 2018
Image of original artwork used in promotional material by First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, FL. 2018