The unique art of Sherry Cameron Davis exemplifies the cultural influence of her deep South Texas border roots. Her early life on the family ranch gave Sherry a deep appreciation for nature, it’s colors and the magnificence of life.
The textures and colors of the 1930 ranch house coupled with the palette of colorful wildflowers and the green nuance shades of the Texas brush country became her instinctive colors and surface choices. The imprint of her paternal family’s cattle industry and her maternal family’s independent women yield the substructure for the content of various pieces of her artwork.
Sherry’s interests in photography has benefited through her travel. Those experiences have become another platform of imagery on her canvases. She wants her abstracted poured acrylic, watercolor, collage and photography to illustrate life, beauty, and a sense of adventure. She also has expressed, “There are no dark and hidden issues I want to convey in my art. Even with lifes struggles I strive to be light hearted and joyfulI in my expression. I want to portray positive attributes in my art linked with the deep character of the human spirit. My faith impels me to communicate in this way.”
Sherry has a degree in Dental Hygiene. She attended Del Mar College and Stephen F. Austin University. She began her art pursuit in 1987. The various colleges and universities she attended for her art education are: Mississippi College in Meridian, Richland College in Dallas, University of Texas at Pan American, Instituto de Allende in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, and various other independent art studies.
Some of her favorite instructors have been Gerald Brommer, Jane Jones, Frank Webb, Don Andrews, Janet Rogers, Liz Hill, Nicholas Simmons, Raul Touzon, Krispen Spencer, Ted Nuttall, Mark Mehaffey, Tony Bonanno and Ellen Soderquist.
Davis’s art has been displayed in galleries, professional office buildings and restaurants in Dallas, McAllen, Weslaco, Kerrville, and Austin, Texas. Her work can be viewed on her website : sherry-davis.artistwebsites.com. Some of her work is currently displayed at the following locations: Bright Shawl Gallery in San Antonio, TX, the Longhorn Museum in Jourdanton, TX, and the Artist Showplace in Dallas, TX.