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