Sherman, Kathryn


Kathryn Sherman was born and raised in Poland. She graduated from Ceramic School of Arts with a degree in Porcelain Technology. It was at that time, when she started experimenting with a variety of media and exploring different techniques.

After moving to Canada in 1990, she settled in Calgary mastering her skills even further, while raising her family. Gradually she became actively involved with various art groups – Federation of Canadian Artists, Calgary Artists’ Society and Alberta Society of Artists. Although she works in oil, pencil and watercolor – acrylic is her medium of choice. The use of bright sunlight, intriguing shadows and variety of interesting details are evident in her work. Of all the subjects she paints, she is most passionate about old countrysides and a myriad of romantic settings, capturing the surrounding landscape with sensitivity.

Kathryn Sherman is also a member of COSMOPOLITAN ART ON THE MOVE – a unique venture based in Alberta that brings talented and highly motivated local artists together having a common vision to bring art into peoples’ lives.

Kathryn’s dedication to her craft is evident as she states, “Although I usually paint in series, working on similar subjects for a time, I’m always on the lookout for new avenues to develop my skills. The transparency and fluidity of watercolors create the excitement of unpredictability. When pure, clean color is laid on white paper, a vibrating luminosity is born. But I have also fallen in love with the boldness, richness and wonderful texture of acrylics. Using bright sunlight and deep shadows helps me create paintings that tell the story – pieces that can visually sing. No matter which medium I’m using or what subject I paint – I always put my whole heart in it, becoming emotionally and sensually involved with my subject… I paint with all five senses.”


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