Sherry Cook is a prolific artist who knew she would make her living with a paint brush ever since she won the first place ribbon in her first grade art show. During her 30-year career she has journeyed through ceramics, handmade paper, mixed media, sheet metal and encaustics. Her pieces are full of personality, often reminding the observer of a memory that brings a smile.
The recurring themes in her work reflect the enduring themes in her life: love, family, friendship, nature and animals—all of which are in abundance at her lakeside cabin-studio. Faith and spirituality provide the compass for her choices, often telling her when to detour from one mode of expression to a new body of work. Ideas often rise to the surface during her daily meditations.
Over the years Sherry has sold her work through galleries, arts festivals, and private commissions from the Caribbean to Europe. Her pieces hang in permanent collections at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, IBM, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Manheim Corporation, Coweta County Fairgrounds and the LaGrange Museum, to name a few.
A graduate of The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Textile Design, Sherry lives on a 35-acre wooded retreat in rural Georgia that allows her to “live in the sunshine and drink the wild air” as suggested in one of her favorite quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Her hope is that every piece of her art imparts a little joy into the place where it lands.