I was born and raised in Houston, TX. I have been creative as long as I can remember, but not with painting. It was expressed through gardening, crochet, making jewelry and designing websites. In high school, I excelled in art, metal shop and wood shop; but, life pulled me in other directions and the creative side got pushed aside for a while. In January of 2010, over a glass of wine, a very dear friend handed me a paintbrush and said “play”. The next day, I went out and bought my own supplies.
From that point, there has been this steady stream of artwork. It’s like all of the creativity over the years that was not expressed is just flowing with no end in sight.
The artist community is truly amazing. Being around other artists is motivational and educational. I’m very appreciative of all that other artists have shared with me, so I am trying to “pay it forward” by passing on what I’ve learned and give back by getting involved in the leadership of some of the groups.
In “real life”, I own a web design company, Pin Oak Web Designs, designing websites since 1997. I have one son, Jason, and two grandsons, Jared and Jakob, and one great-grandson, Zayn. My office assistant is Ella (a beautiful calico cat – AKA Queen Ella).
In 2018, I had issues with my hip and could not stand at an easel, so I started playing around with graphite and colored pencils. Ended up having a hip replacement in January of 2019, but continued to use the pencils. Eventually, I switched to just colored pencils and that’s my complete passion currently.
My Artist Statement for Oil Painting
I paint to be creative, totally losing myself in the art as I paint, in the story it’s telling and how it connects with the viewer. I chose my focal point and let the story evolve. My musical art inspires people to play and my romantic paintings spark their desire to hug or kiss their partner. I see them look at my art and make their own stories.
Description of Material and Technique
My medium is oil paint. Some pieces are staged in my art studio and some are created in Photoshop, then hand drawn on the canvas. I use Rule of Thirds & Golden Ratio as guides. My musical art inspires people to play; my romantic paintings spark their desire to hug or kiss their partner.
- Alliance for the Arts, Lee County, FL
Member – 2019 to present
- Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA)
Member – 2019 to present
- Best of Missouri Hands
Board Member – 2017 to 2019
…….Chair for Visiting Artists Program – 2017 to 2019
Juried Member – 2015 to 2019
General Member – 2013 to 2015
- SW MO Art Craft Guild
President – 2016 to 2019
Member – 2012 to 2019
- Art in the Park, Springfield (Art Festival)
Executive Director – 2016 & 2017
- Greater St. Louis Art Association
- Branson Regional Arts Council
- Visual Artist Alliance of Springfield
Board Member – Past (2015-2017)
Please enjoy – I am!
Sherry Haney, AKA Dreamer