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© Sherry Chanin Rock Slide

Sherry Chanin



Sherry grew up in Calgary and went to art college right out of high school focusing on painting as a major. Upon graduating with a diploma from the Alberta College of Art and Design, she pursued degrees in Fine Arts, Art History and Secondary Art Education attaining a full-time Fine Arts teaching position until retirement. She has received numerous awards, grants, and scholarships to attend classes and pursue art internationally, attaining a Masters in Studio Arts from New York University. She has curated and juried shows and exhibitions, given lectures, offered adult workshops, and maintained a lengthy exhibition record. Besides painting in acrylics, she is also proficient in watercolour and is a juried member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Artist Statement

I have a profound love of nature, so almost all my work in some form is a reflection of my experiences when I am out hiking or kayaking. Sometimes I want to capture the minutiae in intimate detail, – the textures, colours, and patterns; and sometimes I want a more spatial panoramic sweep that captures the changing seasons. I am lucky to live in the Crowsnest Pass where I have an abundance of nature out my back door. Birds, flowers, plants, animals, insects have all been the subject of my focus for art and continue to inspire.