Hi, welcome to the studio. My name is Steve Sherris and I live and work on St.Marys in the Isles of Scilly where I have my Studio and gallery. Conveniently situated in Hugh Town St.Marys and open all year round.
As a landscape artist I am naturally inspired to paint by what I see in nature. I have a great sensitivity to the local landscape, activities and wildlife. I always try to capture this in my paintings.
I like to paint out doors as often as possible and try to get out two or three times a week. Working on small canvas boards usually from a Pochade box or a portable easel. From these paintings I will often work larger versions back in my studio.[/box]
Mostly working in oil and acrylic I try to isolate the important colours and shapes paying particular attention to light, the key element to my paintings. We have fantastic light here on Scilly and this amplifies colour, especially with the sun behind you. subsequently, I like to interpret scenes with bold and vivid colours using lively brush strokes and ingredients from the natural surroundings. Often adding sand shells, granite and mica to add interest and physical texture.
Please feel free to call in when you are on Scilly