Biography

Sherry ClarkI have had a passion for art as long as I can remember. While I was still in elementary school, my teacher asked me to paint murals on her classroom walls.

On several occasions in early childhood, I was blessed to watch my aunt – a wonderful professional artist – paint portraits in pastel. I paint today at her old easel. Other than that long-ago observation, I am self-taught.

As an adult, I have had a terrific means of artistic expression through owning and operating my own interior design business for over 30 years. My husband and I have traveled world-wide and have visited most of the world’s major art museum and galleries.

It is only lately that I have had the time to indulge my passion for painting portraits. I recognize my talent as a GIFT. The world around me dissolves, as I become an instrument of this magic. It is one thing to paint a beautiful portrait, but it is pure joy to paint a beautiful portrait that is also the exact likeness of my subject.


Education

  • H. Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University
  • Texas Christian University - B.S. degree in Biology and Chemistry
  • Texas Christian University - Harris School of Medical Technology
  • Texas Christian University - Interior Design

Awards

  • 2016 Best of Show in Art Dept. of Fort Worth Woman’s Club - My First Tie
  • 2016 Star of Show - Art Show at Frost Bank - Fort Worth, Texas - Chile
  • 7th Merit Award in The Portrait Society of America National Members Only Competition 2015 - Luke
  • 2015 Second Place Award in The Pastel Society of The Southwest National Juried Art Exhibit - Cameron
  • 2015 Portrait of Dr. Freeman exhibited in the Grand Gallery of The National Arts Club Pastel Society of America's 43rd Open Juried Exhibition New York City, New York
  • 2015 Best of Show in Art Dept. of Fort Worth Woman’s Club - Carlos
  • 2014 Best of Show in Art Dept. of Fort Worth Woman’s Club - Dr. Freeman
  • 2013 Second Place Award in Pastel - Art Show at Frost Bank - Fort Worth, Texas - Savannah
  • 2013 First Place Award in Pastel - Art Show at Frost Bank - Fort Worth, Texas - Cameron
  • 2013 First Place Award in Pastel - Art Show of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club - Sean
  • 2012 Bea Dunning Award - Best of Show in Art Dept. of Fort Worth Woman’s Club
  • 2012 Best of Show Award - Winter Art Show at Frost Bank - Fort Worth, Texas - Vivian
  • 2011 First Place Award in Pastel - Spring Art Show of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club
  • 2011 Bea Dunning Award - Best of Show in Art Dept. of Fort Worth Woman’s Club
  • 2011 Portrait of Jonathan exhibited in The Grand Gallery of The National Arts Club Pastel Society of America's 39th annual Open Juried Exhibition New York City, New York
  • 2011 Best of Show - Winter Art Show at Frost Bank - Fort Worth, Texas - Doris

Memberships

  • Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Portrait Society of the Southwest