Sherry is inspired by a line of Mary Oliver’s poetry that inspires her to create “an invitation to happiness” with her pieces. “Light, color, intricacies of shape and design invite us to remember that happiness is also a part of this life,” she says. “We feel it whenever we remember.”
Sherry’s current exhibit at Lawrence Street Gallery — subjects she’s always wanted to paint — consists of paintings, monotypes, and etchings of sun illumined autumn leaves, landscapes, birds, and flowers. Mount Shasta, egrets, backlit leaves, and Calla lilies will join pictures of the California superbloom, which came with the rain after seven years of drought. “Dramatic light excites me, and makes me yearn to share what I have seen,” she says.
Her pieces will range in size from large and couch-worthy to 4″ x 6″ postcard size. Most images are realistic, with a few forays into abstraction, and have intense, saturated colors that emphasize the contrast of light and dark.
August 30 – September 29, 2017
September 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.