Sherrie Cork’s current body of work melds classical techniques with a vibrant, modern style to create nostalgic portraits of memorable objects. She uses a minimalist’s pallet, beginning with the primary colors, red, blue and yellow. Sherrie’s paintings are in oil on panel or canvas, and she also works in graphite on paper and sculpts with found objects. With subtle symbolism, Sherrie’s work depicts open spaces and unrestrained subjects that reflect the freedom one finds in simplicity.
Sherrie lives and works in Citrus Heights, California. To say that she is self-taught is to discount the valuable instruction and influence from other artists, such as her grandmother, that she has voraciously absorbed since she could hold a crayon and scribble. Sherrie began selling her artwork in junior high school when she received orders from her classmates for sketches of their Teen Beat crushes. Her permanent 'studio' is wherever in her house the light is shining and music is playing.
Sherrie has exhibited in several art shows in California's Central Valley.