For seven years a representational watercolorist, Sheryl has for the last seven years embarked in a new area of discovery with her expressive abstracts in acrylics, mostly created using a variety of palette knives. Though Sheryl's compositions are intuitively inspired, she is consciously influenced by elements of nature throughout the creative process, recalling sounds, smells, impressions from touch, shapes, etc., all being translated into the designs and colors of her “abstract extraction” paintings. The journey of exploration continues for Sheryl as she integrates fabrics, delicate papers, crushed stone and other media into some of her works on canvas, wood panels and paper.
“When painting, I am in an atmosphere of completeness-total joy. There is my music in the background prompting a rhythm in my brush or knife strokes, while sun rays are popping through the skylight, surrounding me like a warming hug. The Creator moves my hand around the canvas, orchestrating the entire production. This is my heaven.”