Artist's Statement
My paintings are an emotional response to the natural environment, seasonal changes and natural light that creates fascinating shadows and reflections. I enjoy the sensuality of natural textures, leaves, water, grasses, feathers, clouds, and the landscape viewed as a mass of merging colours. My abstract paintings evolve spontaneously, using large brushes, and spreaders to create mood, visual and tactile interest. Making gestural marks mostly in acrylics on the canvas glaze layers and textures build rapidly. I choose colours carefully and they generally reflect the season in which the painting is being made.
Transforming a blank canvas into a painting is an exciting process, sketches, written notes and memory help build up images in my ‘mind’s eye’ until the concept is ready to take form on the canvas. The first mark on a blank canvas is always the hardest to make and dictates the direction the painting will take.
Painting is a cooperative affair between the artist and the canvas. I like my paintings to be an authentic expression of something I have witnessed.
I admire and am influenced by traditional landscape artists like Turner, as well as more recent artists such as the French Impressionists, Sir William Nicholson and his son Ben Nicholson, Piet Mondrian, Nicolas de Stael, Paul Klee and Hugh Scully and many others.
Sherry Edmondson 07: 03:1946

2016 Diploma of Higher Education in Painting from University of the Creative Arts
2008 - 2015 Studied Fine Arts with the Open College of the Arts
2015 February 6th elected to exhibiting member Farnham Art Society

October /January 2019 Winchester Hospital
August Hampshire open studios
March Sherfield gallery

November Discerning Eye Mall Galleries London (open exhibition)
November Discovery Centre Winchester
August Willis Museum Basingstoke
August James Hockley Gallery Farnham

September / October Discovery Centre Winchester: (Landscape prize )

February Sherfield School gallery
September Discovery Centre Winchester
September Winchester Hospital

August. Hampshire Open Studios