Sheryl Fisher, Artist
In my studio practice, I’ve explored both representational and abstract painting with acrylics and mixed media. In my past work, I’ve focused on subject matter that I thought had an interesting story behind it: passionate musicians, quirky street performers, women with attitude or abandoned dogs I would see daily while visiting in Mexico.
My current work is based on self reflection through collage. Choosing certain colours of paint and papers that indicate my thoughts and emotions, I layer them, paint and scribble over them, and sand them down to reveal what is hidden. I repeat this process until I feel satisfied with what is disclosed. These abstract works provide me the opportunity to contemplate, while giving the viewer a glimpse into my own story.