Kathryn Sherman

Kathryn Sherman was born and raised in Poland. She graduated from the Ceramic School of Arts with a degree in Porcelain Technology. It was at that time that she started experimenting with a variety of media and exploring different techniques.

In 1988 she married and left Poland for Austria, where she lived for two years. During this time she was able to continue her artistic pursuits, working mainly on commissions for a variety of clients and becoming accepted by private collectors around the world. After moving to Canada in 1990, she settled in Calgary mastering her skills even further, while raising her family.

Although she paints in oil and watercolour, acrylic is her medium of choice. Of all the subjects she paints, she is most passionate about old countrysides and a myriad of romantic settings, capturing moments in time in the surrounding landscape with great sensitivity. The use of bright sunlight, intriguing shadows and a variety of interesting details are evident in her work.

Kathryn is an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists and the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists. She is also a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and the Alberta Society of Artists and exhibits with these groups presently. Her works are part of many private collections in Canada, the USA and Europe.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Once a friend of mine told me how lucky I was to be an artist but she had no idea that painting demands much more than just good technique. One must have commitment and perseverance but above all enthusiasm and real passion to succeed.

Although I usually paint in series, working on similar subjects for a time, I'm always on the lookout for new avenues to develop my skills. The transparency and fluidity of watercolors create the excitement of unpredictability. When pure, clean colour is laid on white paper, a vibrating luminosity is born. But I have fallen in love with the boldness, richness and wonderful texture of acrylics. Using bright sunlight and deep shadows help me create paintings that tell the story - pieces that can visually sing. No matter which medium I'm using or what subject I paint, I always put my whole heart into it, becoming emotionally and sensually involved with my subject. I paint with all five senses.


Kathryn's work is represented by Rowles & Company Ltd., Alberta's Corporate Gift & Art Gallery, in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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