My work reflects the tenets of the Impressionists as I chase the light and Post-Impressionists with my choice of bold color. I’m drawn to the beauty of nature and the people and experiences that identify location. Bold, clean color excites me. When I’m painting, I escape to a world of shapes, color, value, and especially texture. I am intrigued by the play of dramatic lighting and movement. Keeping it fresh is always on my mind. I challenge myself to find new ways to let the paint, paint itself. I support that magic by painting the negative space. I paint in both watercolor and acrylic. I like to build layers of texture with my acrylic paintings to push me to loosen up and get fresh results. My work can be seen at Spokane Watercolor Society juried and member shows. I have work online at sherrithart.wixsite.com/sherrithiesart
I was born in Washington and grew up in Seattle and Kent. I graduated from Spokane Falls Community College in1988 with an AS degree in Graphic Design. Working as an intern, I discovered that I really liked the fine arts courses in my education better than the commercial arts. Receiving the WAVE scholarship enabled me to continue my education at EWU where I received a BA in Studio Art and BA in Art Education. I’m currently the art teacher at Joel E. Ferris High School, Spokane, WA where I began teaching in 1992. The courses I teach include Drawing/Sculpting/Painting, Creative Drawing, Painting, Ceramics and AP Studio Art. I am married to Ron and together we have three boys, two granddaughters, and three grandsons. I mostly paint in watercolor; sometimes in acrylic; and I like to throw pottery.