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January/February 2012 Art Exhibit
by Local Artist Sherry Palmer

Paintings by Sherry Palmer will be exhibited at the Rochester Public Library for the months of January and February. She will be showing both water media and oils from Scotland and our local seacoast. While most of the landscape paintings were done on site, still lifes feature seashells and a new series of paintings of old pottery shards found in Scotland. Some of the watercolor landscapes were derived from designs found in rocks from the shore of Great Bay and Seapoint.

From her earliest memory Sherry Palmer has been drawn to nature - walking, hiking, and with a keen eye observing landscape. She works on site, returning to the same location again and again. She spends hours in solitude in one place responding to the landscape in front of her. Large shapes and calligraphy-like lines, not fine details, are her inspiration. Painting is, for her, a process of selection and simplification, a reduction to essentials. When the weather keeps her in her studio, Sherry paints derivative and imaginary landscape studies from rocks and natural objects found on site.

She has traveled to the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Hebrides for over 22 years, living there for 2 years on an artist visa. She returns every year to paint en plein-air in the theatrical Skye light that continually redefines the structure of the land she loves.

She received a BA and MAT from University of New Hampshire, majoring in Painting and Drawing, under teachers John Hatch and John Laurent. She is a member of the Skye and Lochalsh Arts and Crafts Association, Isle of Skye, Scotland, and the Ogunquit Art Association, Ogunquit ME. Her work is in the collection of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art as well as many private collections in the US and abroad.

The exhibition runs through the months of January and February.

Learn more about Sherry and her artwork at her website:

  These images do not do these works justice!  
Please visit us to see them in person!!
View the RPL Art Exhibit Archive
The Rochester Public Library is located at 65 S. Main St. Hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M., Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
For additional information, call 603.332.1428. For directions to RPL,
click here.