Sherie was born near Portland, Oregon and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She moved to California with her husband where they raised their family in the San Francisco bay area and retired at Sonora, in the Sierra Mountain foothills. She taught figure classes in the bay area through Mt. View-Los Altos Adult Education and the Palo Alto Art Center for 10 years.
Sherie approaches the canvas with color and vitality. Although pastel medium was her favorite for years she now enjoys painting in acrylic and oils. She works on a variety of subjects using color expressively in portrait and figures.
Sherie has established a Studio and Gallery at 19th W. Bradford St. in downtown Sonora where she paints and shows her work. She exhibits her paintings at the Aloft and Ventana galleries in Sonora. Sherie has won numerous awards at juried art competitions including shows at the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto, the Haggin museum in Stockton, California and a Mother Lode Art Association annual art show in Sonora.
You can view more of Sherie’s work on her website www.sheriedrake.com.