Artist Sherry Salant grew up in Chesterfield, Missouri. Her grandfather was an artist and her father was an art collector. While other kids were spending the weekends playing tetherball and Four- Square, Sherry was either on a road trip to see New York City galleries, or at the Saint Louis Art Museum where her mother was a docent. Her family's deep roots in the arts gave Sherry an innate appreciation of tone, light, color, texture, and style. One of her most monumental memories was when Sherry and her sister spent the weekend with Thomas Hart Benton and his wife in their Kansas City home in 1968.
Over the years, Sherry has learned to appreciate more avant garde work with Salvador Dali, Alexander Calder, and color with August Renoir. Her love for black and white photography and landscapes comes from her favorite photographer, Ansel Adams.
Though Sherry has dappled in drawing, she found her true calling in the mediums of photography and alcohol ink. Her alcohol ink paintings are organic in nature. The paint flows naturally over the nonporous surfaces as Sherry works the angles of the hardboard into different directions. It is only after moving the paint that Sherry sees how the ink flows and envisions the final creation.
Sherry Salant is a member of:
Oak Leaf Artist Guild, St. Louis Artist Guild, The Foundry, Best of Missouri Hands
Learn more about artist Sherry Salant on her website.
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