ABOUT - Sheryll K Fox
My Art Practice
As a visual artist with a background in theatre, I see each picture I create as a character to explore. Principally a figurative artist I create pieces which share wider themes expressed through figures and faces. I use a mix of abstract and graphic techniques to express the emotions of my characters.
I regularly sketch in the landscape and from models, then work in my studio from these drawings and photographs exploring with experimental techniques in acrylic paint and mixed media on wooden panels, canvas and paper.
I am delighted that two of my paintings were selected this year for the prestigious juried exhibition 'ING Discerning Eye' at The Mall Galleries, London 2020. Golden Girl_Sky was selected by stunning performer Beverley Knight and Golden Girl_FLY was selected by art collector Mervyn Metcalf.
Life so far has been an interesting, exciting, challenging journey and I have found that the things I am close to inspire my work: inspiring people, my family, theatre, yoga, meditation and landscape.
After a degree in Art and Dance in London I worked as an illustrator and designer, illustrating guide books for a publishing company in Devon, then working in two design studios in Surrey, creating concept drawings for exhibition stands, advertising campaigns, logos and more. In more recent years I painted portrait commissions in oil for clients all over the UK.
I ran my own part-time stage school for nearly 20 years until two years ago, when I passed on the reins to focus on my painting. I still teach a handful of drama students of an evening, which is might explain why you will find me happily chatting away to a video camera in my studio while I paint. These films become video painting lessons and although they are specially created to meet the needs of my students I find that they often inspire elements of my own practice.
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2020 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London (on-line)
2020 Swindon Open Studios Art Fair, MAMS Gallery and Eastcott Studios,
2020 NHS Heros – 3 commissions – Tom Croft project
2019 Swindon Open Studios, MAMs Gallery
2019 Open Exhibition, White Horse Gallery, Marlborough
2009 – 2011 Portrait commissions
2009 Swindon Open Studios, The Platform