about the artist
Sherri Paul, an award-winning local artist, works out of the Green Studio on Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan. At Penn State, Sherri studied under acclaimed graphic artist Harold Altman, and then received an advanced degree at Lehman College. In her New York series of paintings, Sherri explores the city and its bewildering world of unlimited possibilities in a style she calls “urban realism.” These cityscapes and portraits capture the color, light and moods of the City and the variety of its inhabitants. The paintings, all in oil on linen or canvas, record fleeting moments in time with a snapshot quality and quirky humor. In a review in Gallery & Studio, Maureen Flynn wrote that Sherri Paul’s paintings “resonate poignantly in compositions as notable for their abstract virtues as their skilled realism.” In a recent series of landscapes, Sherri employs softly diffused hues to imbue the romantic oils with atmospheric charm. Trees stand as sentinels or sway while breeze-blown clouds float overhead. Color harmonies bolster the snapshot quality of the scenes with underlying formality. These seasonally-inspired landscapes and seascapes feature natural elements such as water, air and light. Sherri’s paintings are in numerous private and public collections.