By Monique Sporn for The Island Connection
“I have always loved animals, having had numerous pets since a young girl. Most of my paintings feature wildlife or pets. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to have the ability to paint someone’s pet for them, giving them a lasting memory.” A Charleston native, Sherri Bardsley, has lived in the lowcountry all of her life.
Sherri has worked in watercolor, oil, and charcoal. Oils have become her medium of choice. She took a few art classes in high school and college, but never thought it could become a career. After retiring from professional life, she quickly returned to art. She has been studying with several local and nationally known artists such as Gene Bekaert, Charles Parnelle, Connie Olson and Kathleen Wiley to refresh and expand her skills.
A lifelong resident of the Charleston area, Bardsley works in watercolor, oil, and charcoal, specializing in animals and lowcountry scenes. She has found a way to express her love for animals and share it with others as she paints very detailed and realistic pet portraits.
Bardsley is an exhibiting member of the Charleston, Goose Creek and Summerville Artist Guilds. Over the years, her talent has received many awards at local and regional art shows and festivals. Her portfolio can be viewed on her website www.bardsleyart.com.
Please note that Bardsley’s work will be on display in the Oak Hall at the Seabrook Island Lake House, on March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meeting and demo to follow starting at 2 p.m. For more information on the Guild events, classes and workshops, please visit www.seabrookislandartistguild.comTweet