WELCOME to my world of art, creativity, meanderings and happenings from my little slice of paradise - Gisborne, East Coast, New Zealand
Sher is a self-taught artist who has been painting since 2003. Says Sher, “The spark was ignited when I began on a journey of discovery and re-education to become a social worker. In between the study was a need to have a paintbrush in my hand, a canvas propped up on the pool table and music to paint to”.
A combination of creative and life experience now produce a broad range of expression with her exciting use of colour. Her surroundings are prominent in her coastal landscapes where the viewer is invited into a natural world in which open spaces offer harmony and a sense of freedom. Whether portraying vibrant abstract flowers, gardens or coastal vistas that entice a walk on the beach, her images suggest the memory of a treasured place.
Sher's technique and style are tied to a childhood of music and dance. Performing from a young age and later teaching dance from her studio purpose built by her parents nurtured her passion for the arts. Apart from her imagination, her inspiration arises from many aspects of her life such as growing up in a close-knit community where there was song, piano and guitar playing, and endless summers spent at the beach, but it is music that is her driving force…’It will alter my mood, the way I handle my paint and thought process and everything, she says.’
Her “Colour me Jazz” series are alive with energy and dynamic perspectives expressing freedom of movement with vibrant colours, lively and playful scenes – painting in a more loose fashion than is usually evident with her coastal scenes