For seven years a representational watercolorist, Sheryl has embarked in a new area of discovery with her expressive abstracts in acrylics, 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, board and paper.
A native of Delaware, Sheryl has lived in Virginia, in Texas for 20 years, where her art education began at the University of Texas, Arlington, and in Southern California since 1997 where painting and art became a significant part of every day.
"When I am 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."