"Capturing the spirit, feeling and intimacy with her landscapes"
Sherie’s expressive landscapes are an embodiment of the connection she feels between herself and the Earth. Her love for wild places and nature was kindled from early childhood living beside the river Orwell in Suffolk. Her paintings pay homage to natural environment. To embrace the elements and be immersed within the landscape gives her a sense of belonging and purpose. It is this feeling she strives to convey in her paintings. The process itself is organic, the media dictating the direction and evolution of the piece with the use of many layers echoing the processes found in nature.
Sherie pursued art at school and college, gaining a distinction in her art foundation course. She then went on to complete her degree in Art and Design (BA Hons) awarded by the University of East Anglia. During her degree she specialised in painting and illustration, creating large abstract landscapes which portray feeling rather than topography, often inspired by poetry. She won the Anna Airy award shortly after completing her degree. Her art has touched on different mediums and styles, often combining them to create mixed media pieces. However, whether abstract, decorative or realistic, it is capturing spirit, feeling and intimacy which is fundamental to her work.
“I love it when Nature speaks to me. Wild places fill my soul. Suffolk has a subtle kind of wildness, unlike the mountains, but it is never far away. Moments when the forces of nature leave me humble and in wonder. We are somewhat detached from the natural world in our modern, manufactured lives. I search for the wild wherever I go, wildness is home to me, and with it comes a connection to the Earth and a sense of belonging.“
now exhibiting at the bell gallery