Sherrie Mayotte, PSC - Pastels

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"All Grown Up"

Artist Statement

Painting only subjects that touch me in some visceral way, I strive to capture a moment or a feeling. Each painting is a revelation of who I am and how I see the world.

Growing up in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina, I was given the chance to experience life in simple terms. Surrounded by age-old farms and a culture rich in tradition, I truly felt a part of the landscapes I painted.

Having moved to Colorado in 1982, I brought with me this same passion and have found the Colorado landscapes, culture and people to be equally moving.

Completed on location or in my studio, my paintings begin with many preliminary sketches to establish the composition. Applying color and value on my paper, I lose myself in the painting. Time ceases and my life begins.


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