West Sussex artist, Sheri Gee’s work often derives from people watching – using the everyday moments, in her non-studio time as a working mother, to influence her paintings. Stemming from many years of life drawing, Gee has an enduring passion for depicting the figure. Aside from painting herself or her children, Gee became captivated by the solitary commuter in the rain, drawn to the passing colours of coats and umbrellas, lights and reflections. Her latest work stems from these paintings.

Painting in oil on either gesso board or canvas, the aim of Gee’s most recent series of works is to explore a subtle introspective narrative, as the artist takes the artwork beyond the original point of reference. The paintings reflect a snatched, quiet moment between the hectic responsibilities of work or motherhood. The women are enveloped, separated, by their umbrella enclosures, able to reflect and ruminate quietly.

Originally studying Illustration, since graduation, Sheri has been daily learning and growing her fine art practice.

In 2018 Sheri was selected as one of 21 finalists in the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize and shortlisted for the same prize in 2022 and longlisted in 2023. She has exhibited in the Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London and has regularly exhibited with the Chelsea Art Society.

Sheri a member of and exhibits with two East Grinstead based art groups: Example; and the London Road Group. To extend and inform her practice, she also regularly paints with the London Plein Air Group (instagram link).

Other life

Sheri originally trained and worked freelance as an illustrator, and has developed a career as a book designer and art director, part-time. She has had essays published in books on Illustration, has juried on national and international illustration competitions, has spoken internationally about illustration and has won awards for her art direction.

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ACHIEVEMENTS

Women in Art Prize (formerly the Holly Bush Emerging Women Painter Prize), longlist 2023

Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize – finalist 2018; shortlist 2022.

Jackson’s Art Open Painting Prize – longlist. 2019

Chelsea Art Society – selected for exhibition. Chelsea Town Hall, London. 2022, 2019, 2018, 2017

Society of Women Artists – selected for 157th annual exhibition. Mall Galleries, London. 2018

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Current/Forthcoming exhibitions:

International Women’s Day one day exhibition, Feb 29th, 2024, Mimosa House, London

Artists Open Houses, Brighton, Seven Dials Trail. Every Saturday and Sunday during May 2024. 

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Past exhibitions:

Winter Makers Market, curated by Resident Artisan. Fauna Brewing, Arundel. Nov 23

SOTA Accessible Art Fair, The Lab E20, London. Oct 23

‘This is Elsewhere’, group exhibition from 11 women artists on the Morley College Fine Art Mentoring course, Morley Gallery, London. September 2023

Curated exhibition to coincide with the Arundel Tulip Festival, Victoria Institute, Arundel, West Sussex. April/May 2023

Artists of Sussex, John Rank Gallery, Oxmarket Contemporary, Chichester, West Sussex. April 2023

Chelsea Art Society – annual exhibition. Chelsea Town Hall, London. 2022

South East Open Studio. The Bazaar, Forest Row, June 22.

Advanced Painting Practice year end show, Barry Till Galley, Morley College, Waterloo. June 22.

Made at Morley 2022, 11 May – 25 May, Morley Gallery, London.

Lingfield Art Exhibition, Lingfield and Dormansland Centre, Lingfield, Surrey. 2021

Chelsea Art Society Wedlake Bell Award exhibition, 340 Kings Road. 2021

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, by Shardcore, 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

PRESS

Twitter Art Exhibit blog interview

EG Courier_ Townscape_Sheri Gee

blog.gardenstoreonline.co.uk/uncategorised/spotlight-artist-sheri-gee/

 

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