What inspires me is in the form of being challenged with Mixed Media Printmaking that uses a matrix such as plexi-glass plates, copper or blocks that produces one of a kind impressions that are most unique. Monoprint/Relief Printing has a history from as far back as the Masters, Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso, Albrecht Durer and many others. Multiple unique impressions printed from a single matrix are known as variable editions (original and ghost copies AKA). There are many techniques used in Monoprinting, including collagraph, collage, hand painted additions, and a form of tracing by which thick paint or ink are laid down on a monoprint press, registering the paper on the painted plate and passing through the press for the transferring of the paint or ink to the paper. Monoprints can also be made by altering the type, color, and viscosity of the ink or paint used to create different prints. Its a challenging medium and you are also painting in reverse. When I am pulling the first print/edition its like Christmas and cannot wait to see what is under the press blankets.
My love for color is an obsession and expressed in many subjects especially Florals, Nature and the Four Seasons. In my studio I have a custom Monoprint Press and like to play, experiment, create, design and print. My papers used are either printmaking paper, handmade or specialty papers from all over the world. My work is always an “Original” and cannot be duplicated with a paint brush.
Sherry displays a natural talent in the Arts that has been evolving since early childhood. She doodled all over everything in the house and would sometimes be in trouble because of it. Her parents encouraged her to follow her dreams and were very supportive.
While she has had formal training, her style is fresh, unique as well as expressive. Her Mixed Media, Watercolours, Monoprints and Pastel paintings have been published as well as displayed in Private and Corporate Collections in Canada and the USA. She is a busy Real Estate Professional as well as an Art Teacher and enjoys helping others express themselves artisically. Sherry encourages her students to use any of her brushes, supplies and nothing is “off limits” in her studio. As Artists, you need to nurture, feed in order to grow. She feels very blessed, grounded and has a great sense of balance in her life.
Sherry is a proud Canadian, born in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada. Raised in Ontario as well as Western Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta. Her father served in the Canadian Armed Forces and the family moved around the country.
She moved to the US in 1993 to pursue a publicly traded, manufacturing business venture and has stayed here in Arizona ever since. She loves it in the south and feels she has the best of both.
Art /Business Studies Include: Okanagan College, Caribou College, SAIT, Yavapai College, Mesa Community College and numerous workshops in various mediums.
Galleries where I had my work and presently: Scottsdale, Arizona 'On The Edge Gallery'
Williams Lake, B.C., Revelstoke, B.C., Calgary, Alberta, Mesa, AZ and Prescott, AZ. Published in Creative Arts Magazines 2001 and up as well as Online Internet.
On a personal note: Lastly, I want to mention my late husband Bruce who was killed in a tragic accident in 2003. He was a great supporter of me and if it wasn't for him pushing me, I would not be painting today. Poor guy, I took over his basement with presses, kiln's, ceramics, welding you name it....He finally said that I could not do everything in mediums and that I had to pick one. I picked my Monoprint Press and think of him everytime I use it. He is always with me in my heart and spirits. Thank you and miss you so much.