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Feature Artist Bio
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by contemporary American landscape painter Sherri Cassell (born 1959 in Santa Paula, California).
A California native, Sherri Cassell was born and grew up in Santa Paula, a small town located in the Santa Clara Valley surrounded by lush avocado, orange and lemon orchards. She remembers as a child looking up at the beautiful mountains surrounding her home town and playing underneath the tall eucalyptus trees. This was the beginning of her love for the California landscape.
Sherri freelanced in commercial art for several years before devoting herself to fine art, which is her true passion.
Today, Sherri is an award-inning artist who has studied with accomplished national and local artists Bert Collins and Glenna Hartmann as well as studying on her own by going through many miles of paper and canvas. An impressionistic landscape painter, her focus is the California landscape; she paints in plein air and also her studio. The majority of her work is in pastel. She loves the rich colors and tactile quality of this medium. She also enjoys working in oils.
-Member, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, CA
-Pastel Society of the West Coast
Selected Awards and Exhibits
-2016 2nd Place, Ventura County Fair Professional Fine Arts Exhibit, Ventura, CA
-2016 "In a Certain Light" Three-person exhibit, Blackboard Gallery, Camarillo, CA
-2015 Ventura County Museum “Art Alfresco” invitational, Ventura, CA
-2015 New West Symphony, Oxnard Performing Arts Center, Oxnard, CA
-2013 Ventura County Museum “Art Alfresco” Invitational, Ventura, CA
-2011 Ventura County Museum “Art Alfresco” Invitational, Ventura, CA
-2008 Best of Show, Santa Paula 71st Art and Photography Show, Santa Paula, CA
-2007 Mayor’s Award, SCAPE “City Parks Domestic and Wild”, Santa Barbara, CA
-2006 Best of Show, Arts Council of the Conejo Valley “California Visions”, Thousand Oaks, CA
-2006 1st Place, Ventura County Fair Professional Fine Arts Exhibit, Ventura, CA
-2005 The President’s Award, Studio Channel Islands Art Center Juried Member’s Exhibit, Camarillo, CA
August 20, 2016
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Sherri Cassell (Born 1959)
“I can’t imagine my life without painting. When I paint, I get a very special feeling of being deeply in touch with myself and the world around me. Time seems to stand still. Painting allows me to look into the furthest corners of my soul, and express on the canvas my feelings about what I see and experience. ”