Sherry Mason Fine Art

Sherry Mason Fine Art

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Sherry Mason is an emerging artist based in Concord, NC. Although she accepts other assignments, her primary focus and passion is in landscapes and floral/botanical in either oil or watercolor. Retiring from a first career as a registered pharmacist, she plans to take her art more seriously as her second career in 2017!

Sherry discovered a love for drawing and painting at a very early age. After seeing her first sketch of Charlie Brown at the age of 7, Sherry’s parents saw that she was supplied with ample paints for her to grow. Moving from Louisville, Kentucky to a rural 200 acre farm on the Green River at the age of 13, you found her packing her paints to the river to paint “en plein air”. Though she didn’t even know what that term meant, to her, it meant “painting outside” and painting all the beautiful hills, fields of flowers, and barns by the river that flowed alongside that picturesque farm.

During high school, Sherry was often requested to paint everything from a mural on the high school counselor’s office wall and prop for the senior prom to an ink sketch of the McDowell Long Term Care Wing of the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY, where it still hangs. Voted as Most Talented of her Senior Class, Sherry knew that God had blessed her with a natural ability that she hoped one day she would be able to develop and share with others.

Painting and drawing since childhood, Sherry has always known she wanted to pursue a professional career in art but encouragement from her father found her studying in a totally different field. After graduating from University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy in 1983, Sherry has spent the last few decades ...

Sherry Mason is an emerging artist based in Concord, NC. Although she accepts other assignments, her primary focus and passion is in landscapes and floral/botanical in either oil or watercolor. Retiring from a first career as a registered pharmacist, she plans to take her art more seriously as her second career in 2017!

Sherry discovered a love for drawing and painting at a very early age. After seeing her first sketch of Charlie Brown at the age of 7, Sherry’s parents saw that she was supplied with ample paints for her to grow. Moving from Louisville, Kentucky to a rural 200 acre farm on the Green River at the age of 13, you found her packing her paints to the river to paint “en plein air”. Though she didn’t even know what that term meant, to her, it meant “painting outside” and painting all the beautiful hills, fields of flowers, and barns by the river that flowed alongside that picturesque farm.

During high school, Sherry was often requested to paint everything from a mural on the high school counselor’s office wall and prop for the senior prom to an ink sketch of the McDowell Long Term Care Wing of the Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY, where it still hangs. Voted as Most Talented of her Senior Class, Sherry knew that God had blessed her with a natural ability that she hoped one day she would be able to develop and share with others.

Painting and drawing since childhood, Sherry has always known she wanted to pursue a professional career in art but encouragement from her father found her studying in a totally different field. After graduating from University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy in 1983, Sherry has spent the last few decades painting a piece every one or two years whenever she found time beyond the scope of her pharmacy practice. Having high school art classes under Myrtie Abbott-Parsley as the only formal art education she has acquired, Sherry has been predominantly self-taught, honing her skills through books, magazines and painting at the local art guild where she would glean techniques from other artists. Fellow artists would always try to get her to “loosen up” and “leave white space” in her watercolor but she insisted that she had her own style and technique. Although she appreciated the value of networking with other artists, she realized every artist has their own trademark style and hers is not loose at all. “I love to paint what I see and feel in every composition and I want those who view my paintings to feel it too.” I guess if one tried to describe the type of artist I aspire to be, I’d have to say I want to paint what I feel when I see a breathtaking skyline or sunset and translate that to the canvas. I want my viewer to feel it too! If I ever have someone look at my paintings and tell me they feel the coolness or wetness from a splash, or if they say it takes their breath away when it took mine too as I painted it, then I will feel like I have accomplished my goal.”

After relocating to the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau in 2002 where many internationally known artists reside, Sherry has been awed and inspired by the beautiful mountains and wildlife. After many visits to the area’s The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts, she knew she wanted to take her art to a professional level. Since that time she has been commissioned for paintings just from the paintings that formerly hung in her husband’s dental office. Although she and her husband Joe now reside in Concord, NC, they still visit the area from time to time. It has an abundance of natural beauty and a bounty of waterfalls, mountain vistas, and clear cool lakes to inspire her work.

Sherry recently studied on-line under internationally acclaimed New Zealand watercolor and oil artist Susan Harrison-Tustain in order to take her artist ability to another level. Passionate about a variety of subjects, Sherry particularly loves to paint landscapes, seascapes, still life, bird and floral studies.

Sherry invites you to feel what she felt the moment she first touches the canvas or paper. She will never stop learning or growing as an artist and is an avid learner and admirer of what God has created for all to enjoy and her to paint!

The Mirror of Glory, 18 x 24 original oil on Belgian linen, © 2017 Sherry Mason
The Mirror of Glory, 18 x 24 original oil on Belgian linen, © 2017 Sherry Mason
  • 18 x 24 x 0.875 in
  • $5,200.00
King's Last Light, 11 x 14 original oil on panel, © 2016 Sherry Mason
King's Last Light, 11 x 14 original oil on panel, © 2016 Sherry Mason
  • 16 x 19 x 2 in
  • $2,000.00
White Daylily in Repose, 8 x 10 original watercolor, © 2015 Sherry Mason
White Daylily in Repose, 8 x 10 original watercolor, © 2015 Sherry Mason
  • 16 x 20 in
  • $1,295.00
Rough Run Falls - Opened Dam, 16 x 12 original oil on cotton, © 2014 Sherry Mason
Rough Run Falls - Opened Dam, 16 x 12 original oil on cotton, © 2014 Sherry Mason
  • 16 x 12 x 1.75 in
  • $2,300.00
Snowbird Mountain - Lodge View, 12 x 16 original oil on cotton canvas, © 2014 Sherry Mason
Snowbird Mountain - Lodge View, 12 x 16 original oil on cotton canvas, © 2014 Sherry Mason
  • 12 x 16 x 1.75 in
  • $2,300.00
Redoute Rose Study, 5 x 7 original watercolor, © 2013 Sherry Mason
Redoute Rose Study, 5 x 7 original watercolor, © 2013 Sherry Mason
  • 5 x 7 in