Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay.
California area, Sherrill was educated in Fine Art with an emphasis on Classical Art. Se also studied Design, Sculpture and Commercial Art. Sherrill moved to British Columbia Canada in the early 70’s where she lived for 15 years, working on illustrating, private commissions and teaching all ages and all media.
In the mid 1980’s she moved to the Seattle area and taught for two more years before turning her talents to Murals and Trompe L’oeil. Five successive years of having her illusionary masterpieces displayed at the Seattle Street of Dreams has helped to establish Sherrill as one of the most accomplished and sought after Trompe L’oeil Artist and Muralist in the area. However, undoubtedly her most famous source of fame comes from her more than satisfied clients who trumpet her accomplishments.
Sherrill has appeared in several publications including: ‘Northwest Living’, ‘Seattle Homes and Lifestyles’, Seattle Design Resources’, ‘Sunset Ideas for Great Babies Rooms’ The cover of ‘Designers Resources’ and the Seattle Times. She has briefly appeared on the television show Evening Magazine. Sherrill was also featured in two television shows in British Columbia, Canada.
At present Sherrill is still working at creating illusions in Tromp L’oeil, Murals, and Faux finishes and teaching Art in her home studio. She is currently working on a series of Fine Art work for display and is available for commissions.
I work primarily in Acrylics, Graphite Pencil and Mixed Media. I have worked in Oils, Watercolor, Ink, Pastel, Silkscreen, Air Brush, Etching, Wood cut. Lino cut and Clay. I have a stock of finished work, I also take private commissions.
My approach to Fine Art commissions is much like my approach to Murals and Trompe L’oiel. It is a little like a recipe. A variety of items are added and we come up with something unique, personal and quite delicious.
GRAPHITE PENCIL DRAWINGS
I have a love of fine Graphite Pencil drawings. Pencil drawings of precious objects, portraits of family members or portraits of a beloved pet are sophisticated, timeless, and very personal. They make wonderful gifts.
FUNKY GENERAL PAINTING
I paint on most any surface. Once I painted a clients leather suitcase, making it easier to spot on the Airport baggage turn table. I have also painted on material such as jackets, shirts, purses and shoes. Painting on unordinary surfaces is a lot of fun. Thinking outside the “paint box” to make an object truly unique is very satisfying.
Personalizing an object or favorite piece of clothing is another unique gift idea!