Sherry was educated in the UK and returned to New Zealand as an adult. Working at Whitcoulls Art supply shop in Wellington; demonstrating art techniques with the various materials, provided an incentive to practice and began Sherry's passion for working in oils.
"David and I make an odd couple when we paint. We are almost opposite but good for each other. David has an eye for detail where I tend to be more objective. He is so tidy . . . me, well . . . it washes off with a bit of rubbing".
I am often amazed by the colours here. Australia is a painters paradise because it is a land of contrast, especially lately, with the drought.
It's surprising when you go back to places you have painted and see how they have changed. Unlike photographs, when you paint a landscape, you capture the scenery and the vibrance and emotion of the moment that rarely comes out in a photo. Before long every landscape painter becomes a historian; capturing the scenery and emotion of times past.
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