About This Piece
The crunch of leaves underfoot, the colours of the earth and the unexpected touches of green - all the pleasures of a walk in nature. Even in a landscape or botanical piece, I always have to put a bit of life. Can you spot the little guy?
Sherry McCourt's love of draughtsmanship and figure drawing is translated into much of her work. Her brush finds its way into negative spaces, searching for colour and looking for the 'music' in a piece. Mostly a studio artist, she prefers to work in oils and considers herself very lucky indeed if she
can coerce a live model to sit for her. Quirky, slice of life moments appeal to her - like the darkness of Jack Vettriano's work and the humour of Norman Rockwell. Although she prefers a realistic, painterly way of applying oils, Sherry leaves photorealism to the camera. Sherry's work currently incorporates the use of broken colour.