Primarily self-taught, Sherry makes every effort to ‘tell a story’ through her art, whether quickly understood; subtle; or with deep meaning. Her hope is that everyone will enjoy the true grandeur of life as she sees and interprets subjects through her brushstrokes. Sherry was born and raised in the Southern Ontario countryside on fifteen acres of forests and wetlands that sheltered multitudes of wildlife species. It was there, as a child, that she became fascinated with everything Nature and drew her inspiration from the beauty it has to offer the observer.
In a recent turn of events, Sherry’s focus shifted from general wildlife paintings to the urgent subject of Canada’s Endangered Species. Her new series, ‘Shades of Darkness’ takes a journey through Canada to hear Nature’s plea for help. This series, in its own haunting way, casts shadows on these ongoing perils and the fragility within but also shines with brightness and hope for the future of these magnificent creatures and our beautiful planet. Her work and cause depicts the gravity of this serious issue.
So much so that Sherry recently had the exceptional honor of receiving a personal letter of acknowledgement from Dr. David Suzuki, world renowned since 1979 as Canada’s Host of CBC TV’s ‘The Nature Of Things’. Also, widely recognized as a world leader in sustainable ecology and for having received numerous awards for his work including a UNESCO prize for science and a United Nations Environment Program medal.
Regarding her art and cause, Dr. Suzuki thanked Sherry “for being a part of a movement to find a different relationship with Nature founded on love, respect, gratitude and responsibility."
Generous words that Sherry takes seriously and strives to fulfil every day through her art, words and action. To that, Sherry's latest dedicated project (in the works) is near to her heart and encompasses the area of her childhood years. 'Within The Darkened Forest' highlights the beautiful Mount Nemo area of the Niagara Escarpment and its iconic and endangered Jefferson Salamander. Visit Sherry's website to read about 'Jeff' and for details of her donation commitment to her chosen local environmental/wildlife protection organizations. Sherry emphatically notes - "We must all do our part to save our beautiful and fragile wild species and spaces."