After attending the State University of Iowa and The American Academy of Art, Chicago, Sherry pursued a career in graphic arts. She began work in Chicago and continued in Atlanta.
Following a contract with the Atlanta Fernbank Museum of Natural History, she returned to her passion for representational art. She has studied with nationally renowned artists Albert Handell, Armand Cabrerra, Marc Hansen, Yugi Wang, David Leffel and local artists Jim Schell and Marc Chatov, to name a few. A versatile painter, she continues to refine her work in portraiture, plein air, still life and the most classical of artistic subjects, the human figure in art and sculpture.
Portraiture came to the forefront when the Atlanta Fine Arts League, of which she is a charter member, started a project called “Art From the Heart.” Portraits of Georgia’s soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan are given as gifts to the families.
“I try to form a connection with the viewer in my paintings and sculpture, either to evoke a memory or to stir an emotion. As for my portraits, there is a depth and honesty that goes beyond creating a likeness. There is the sensitivity to the composition, story telling and a shared vulnerability with the sitter. I feel very fortunate to have a passion that I can share with others.”