Based in East Grinstead, I’m largely a self-taught painter, though I studied BA Illustration at UCA Maidstone around fifteen years ago. At that time I explored collage and photography rather than painting, so it’s been a joy to rediscover paint in the years since graduation.
I am completely captivated by people, absorbed by portraits and the figure. Whether just for my own enjoyment or for private commission, I love to use my brush and paints to creatively capture a likeness. I like to make marks with my paint, rather than try for a photographic smoothness, but regardless, the end result should be an accurate observation, created with painterly expressive marks. In my life drawing, I also love to explore mark making – building up my drawing with a complex pattern of marks and varied line.
From time to time I vary my subject matter with a landscape or some equestrian art, but people remain my true obsession.I am available for private commission. See www.sherigee.com for more info, Artfinder.com for sales, or my Facebook page.
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