Sherri’s oil paintings are best described as “Contemporary Impressionism.” Her style

combines influences from the Impressionist and Tonalist art movements. Her elegant

landscapes reveal a deep fondness for the outdoors, and viewers readily identify with

the tranquility depicted in her paintings. They often feel the sun’s warmth on their skin

and hear grasses blowing in the breeze and are frequently captivated by the emotional

qualities in her work. Her inspiration comes from nature, as she creates her initial ideas

en plein air to capture a moment in time. The character of trees, old barns, fragrant

meadows, and flowing streams motivate her passion for painting.

Sherri’s inspiration comes from the works of Andrew Wyeth, Robert Twatchman,

Chauncey Foster Ryder and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Her paintings represent years

of evolution in style and influence, and her intention is to describe her visual voice to

her viewers and translate the beauty that lies before her in nature.

Sherri has a background in design and received her fine art degree in San Francisco.

She worked at top design firms in San Francisco and Washington DC before embarking

on her fine art career. Even though Sherri is largely a self-taught painter, she has been

fortunate to study with Scott Christensen, John Poon, Matt Smith and Jill Carver.


2022: First Place-Driggs Plein Air Festival “Quick Draw” award

2022: Second Place Overall Driggs Plein Air Festival

2021: Third Place Plein Air Award NOAPS Best of the Best National Show (National Oil

and Acrylic Painter’s Society)

2020: Artist Choice Award Driggs Plein Air

2020: Fourth Place Driggs Plein Air-Plein Air Painters of Idaho Award

2020: Honorable Mention and Mayor’s Choice Awards at Art That’s Small Competition

in Boise, Idaho

2018: Emerging Artist Finalist Art Muse Competition

2018: Second Place Eagle Plein Air Competition

2017: Third Place, American Impressionist Society Plein Air “Wet Wall” National

Competition sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine

2017: Merit Award of Excellence, Eagle Plein Air Competition

2016: Member with Distinction Award, American Women Artists

2010: Award of Merit, Boise Plein Air Competition.

2009: Best Animal/Wildlife Painting, Idaho Paints Idaho show sponsored by the Art

Museum of Eastern Idaho

2008: Best of Show, Boise Art Museum Art in the Park


Oil Painters of America

American Impressionist Society

American Women Artists