West Sussex artist Sheri Gee takes inspiration from the life around her, which keeps her subject matter varied. Being an artist-mother, she is often inspired by family life in her work, frequently painting her children; commuting from Sussex to London has brought many rain paintings into the portfolio; and living close to the countryside has brought a joy that she has been driven to capture in paint.

Having developed a style and passion over a decade of life drawing sessions, painting people is Sheri’s greatest joy, whether in a portrait or a more scenic piece. She likes to challenge herself to achieve an accurate likeness whilst keeping 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, 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 exhibited in the Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

Sheri a member of and exhibits with two East Grinstead based art groups: Example; and the London Road Group.

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

Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize – shortlist. 2022

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

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Current/Forthcoming exhibitions:

Past exhibitions:

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

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