I take my inspiration from the life around me, which makes keeps my subject matter varied. I am a mother, and am often inspired by family life in my work; commuting from Sussex to London has brought many rain paintings into my portfolio; and living close to the countryside and given me such joy that I have been driven to capture it in paint.
One of my greatest joys in life has come from painting people, whether in a portrait or a more scenic piece. I like to challenge myself to achieve an accurate likeness whilst keeping my brush marks lively, colourful and interesting. It’s the unexpected hints, marks and colours that can bring a painting alive.
Originally studying Illustration, since graduation, I’ve been daily learning and growing my fine art practice.
In 2018 I was selected as one of 21 finalists in the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize and also had a piece exhbited in the Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.
I’m a member of and exhibit with two East Grinstead based art groups: Example; and the London Road Group.
My other life
I originally trained and worked freelance as an illustrator, and have developed a career as a book designer and art director, part-time. I have had essays published in books on Illustration, have juried on national and international illustration competitions, have spoken internationally about illustration and have won awards for my art direction.
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Jackson’s Art Open Painting Prize – longlist. 2019
Chelsea Art Society – selected for exhibition. Chelsea Town Hall, London. 2019
Society of Women Artists – selected for 157th annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London. 2018
Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize – finalist. Burgh House, Hampstead. 2018
Chelsea Art Society – selected for exhibition. Chelsea Town Hall, London. 2018
Chelsea Art Society – selected for exhibition. Chelsea Town Hall. London, 2017
Artfinder on-line gallery, from Nov 2013 – ongoing. www.artfinder.com/sheri-gee
Chelsea Art Society Annual Open, Chelsea Old Town Hall. 2019
Chelsea Art Society Annual Open, Chelsea Old Town Hall. 2018
Society of Women Artists 157th Annual exhibition, Mall Galleries, London. 2018
Lingfield Art Summer Exhibition, Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, Surrey. 2018
Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, Burgh House, Hampstead. Finalist. 2018
Example on Tour, Oxmarket Gallery, Chichester. Example art group, group show. 2018
Chelsea Art Society Annual Open, Chelsea Old Town Hall. 2017
Pintar Rapido, Chelsea Town Hall. 2017
Exhibit Here – 2017 Summer Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London. 2017
Townscape 2016: Reframing Local History, East Grinstead Museum. Example, group show. 2016
Adventure: group show. Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead. 2014
Townscape 2014– art trail through East Grinstead, group show. 2014
The Coffee Art Project, Shop 12, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane. Group show. 2014
Adventure: group show. Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead. 2013
Example (e.g), 8 local artists, Greenstede Gallery, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead. 2012
Adventure: group show. Jubilee Community Centre, Charlwoods Road, East Grinstead. 2012
Lingfield Art Summer Exhibition, Lingfield & Dormansland Community Centre, Surrey. 2012
Example (e.g), group show. Greenstede Gallery, Chequer Mead, East Grinstead, West Sussex. 2012
Turners Hill Art Festival, St Leonards Church, West Sussex. 2011
Solo Exhibtion, Oyster Framers, Lingfield, Surrey. 2011
London Road Group at the Ashdown Forest Centre. 2011
Congregation at St Paul’s Church, Brighton. 2010
Solo Exhibtion, The Hawth Theatre, Crawley. 2009
Solo Exhibtion, Moksha café, 4-5 York Place, Brighton. 2008
Arists Open Houses, Brighton & Hove: 64 Lyndhurst Road, Hove, East Sussex. 2008
Michael Gage & Sheri Gee, Greenstede Gallery, East Grinstead, West Sussex. 2007