Sheri Farabaugh – Eleven Garlic Scapes – , 18 x 18

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Dimensions 18 x 18 in

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Artist’s Statement

I began painting after careers in tax accounting and biochemistry; just about as far from art as you could get.
But a love of drawing and painting as a child and teen stayed with me until time permitted, and from the moment I took my first class as an early retiree, I was committed to learning everything I could about painting.   It is a bit of magic that with nothing but a squeeze of paint, good brushes, and a receptive surface, you can tell a story.  The hope of pulling off that little miracle every now and then is what brings me to my studio almost every day.  Finding beauty in the details has led me to a realistic style, and I am drawn to bold values and intricate patterns.  I paint many subjects, but a fascination with the reflections and patterns of moving water led me to paint rivers, lakes, ponds, and puddles of the West and Midwest.   I have studied with some of Colorado and Arizona’s best artists and am continually looking for ways to improve my craft.    My husband Dave and I split our time between Colorado and Arizona.


Juried Exhibitions and Invitational Exhibits (Past 5 years)

       2018   Cowgirl Up! Invitational Desert Caballeros Museum, Wickenburg, AZ
       2017   Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibit, Illume Gallery, St George, UT
       2017   American Women Artists, Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ
       2017   Amer. Society of Marine Artists, Invitational Lyme Art Association, Lyme CT
       2017   International Guild of Realism, 12th Annual Juried Exhibit, Winfield Gallery Carmel, CA
       2017   International Guild of Realism Salon, Marshall Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
       2017   Salmagundi Club    New member’s Exhibit, New York, NY
       2017   Amer. Society of Marine Artists, Regional, Channel Islands Maritime Museum, Oxnard, CA
       2016   Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Marshall Fine Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
       2016   Oil Painters of America National, Southwest Gallery, Dallas TX
       2016   American Women Artists National Exhibit, Bennington, VT
       2016   International Guild of Realism, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
       2016   Amer. Society of Marine Artists, 17th National Exhibit,  traveling exhibit, 5 museums
       2015  Oil Painters of America National, St. Augustine, FL
       2015  Oil Painters of America Western Regional, Steamboat Springs, CO
       2014  Oil Painters of America National, Bennington, VT
       2014  Scottsdale Art School Best and Brightest, Scottsdale, AZ
       2014  Colorado Governor’s Invitational,  Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
       2013  Oil Painters of America Regional, Southwind Gallery, Topeka, KS
       2013  International Guild of Realism, Tempe Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ
       2013  International Salon, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
       2013  Colorado Governor’s Invitational, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO
       2013 Oil Painters of America Salon, Crooked Tree Gallery, Petosky, MI

Awards (last 5 years)
      2017 International Guild of Realism Salon
                Creative Achievement Award – Eleven Garlic Scapes
      2017 American Women Artists Spring Online Exhibit
               Outstanding Landscape   – Peace Like a River
      2016  American Women Artists National Exhibit
               Award of Excellence  – Yellowstone Creek
      2015 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibit
              Award of Excellence – Green Lips
      2014  Oil Painters of America National Exhibit
              Honorable Mention Realism Award – Beside the Still Waters     
      2014  Colorado Plein Air Painters
               Honorable Mention – Early Harvest
      2014  Scottsdale Art School, Best and Brightest
              Honorable Mention  
      2013  Bold Brush Competition
            3rd Place – Beside the Still Waters

    2017  International Artist Magazine, Feature article and demo in late 2017
    2016  Fine Art Connoisseur, April, Feature Artist and Cover
    2015  International Artist Magazine, June,  Honorable mention Seascapes, Lakes and Rivers Feature
    2014  Amer. Society of Marine Artists, 3rd Quarter, Feature Artist and Cover
    2014  Southwest Artist Magazine, April, Artist to Watch

Memberships and Offices

    American Society of Marine Artists   – Signature member/Treasurer
    Oil Painters of America –  Signature member
    American Women Artists – Fulfilled requirements for Signature membership
    International Guild of Realism
    Salmagundi Club of New York
    Plein Air Artists of Colorado
    Art Student’s League of Denver

Gallery Representation

    Arts at Denver, Denver, CO
    Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder CO

    Various instructors at the Art Student’s League of Denver, including Doug Dawson, Mark Daily, Kevin Weckbach (took over the year-long class from Quang Ho), Kim English, Jane Jones (Grissailles method).  All classes except Jane’s were painting from life.