sherry Edmondson Contemporary Art
Sherry’s paintings are an intuitive response to the natural environment, working with acrylic based mixed media, rapid layers, and bold impasto gestural marks build up rapidly to suggest mood, creating visual and tactile interest. “I like my paintings to be an authentic expression of something personally felt and witnessed. There is a rippling sensuality in natural textures, I look at the landscape as a mass of merging colours. Shadows and reflections made by seasonal changes and natural light are endlessly fascinating” She is influenced by the English landscape tradition beginning with JMW Turner stretching to Sir William Nicholson and Joan Eardly, other important influences are contemporary artists Sean Scully, David Tress, Louise Balaam, and Andrew Hardwick.
Transforming a blank canvas into a painting is an exciting process. Painting is a co-operative affair between the artist and the canvas, the first mark is crucial and dictates the direction the painting will take and find a way a way to depict an accurate visual and emotional translation of how the landscape has been experienced.
Sherry’s exploration of the landscape in paint is an intuitive response to the natural environment, the paintings depend on interaction with the live landscape, memory, images sketches and written notes all play an important part in her creative process.