Sabbath Study
Purchased by Museum of Church History and Art
Because of thy Exceeding Faith
Purchase Award - Museum of Church History and Art
Study in the Violets
featured in The Best of Portrait Painting, North Light Books
In The Sixth Square
Friends of the CPSA award Colored Pencil Society of America, International Competition, San Diego California, 1996

STUDIO:

4540 South 2995 East
Holladay, UT 84117
phone: (801) 949-5657
email: artist@sheridoty.com

Sheri's work can be seen on the web at:

Portfolios.com

Art-Exchange.com

 

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Utah Artists Home Page

     Sheri Doty received a B F A degree in 1972 from the University of Utah with a painting and drawing emphasis. Having experimented with non-representational styles during her student years, Sheri preferred classic realism as thought by professor Alvin Gittons. He and the professors under whom she studied, emphasized strong drawing and painting skills.
     Sheri’s paintings have earned her awards in regional, national and international art exhibitions and invitational shows including purchase awards and permanent museum acquisitions. Sanford Corporation uses her artwork to showcase its PRISMACOLOR colored pencil product line internationally. Sheri is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America [C.P.S.A.].
     Sheri’s artwork has been published in numerous books including The Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques by Quarto Publishing, London England;Most of The Best of Colored Pencil series by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Techniques by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Portraits by Rockport Publishers and The Best of Portrait Painting by North Light Books. The most recent book in which Sheri’s artwork is also published in newspapers, periodicals, and exhibit catalogues.
     Sheri is now listed with Art_Exchange.com Web sales offering over 45 listings.
     People have been known to say, “She possesses a unique ability to paint the breath of life into her subjects - a gifted talent.” Because Sheri expresses not only the likeness of her clients but also their lifestyle, her portraits are in high demand. Sheri has also illustrated book covers, magazines and has prints and greeting cards on the market.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT: “The art professors under whom I studied had us draw and paint from live models and open air studies, not from photographs. To truly see and paint a subject, I need to see it from all angles. The human eye sees so much more than what is pictured in a photograph. I have married the use of photography and live studies to create my paintings. I take my own photographs as resource material, then employ a variety of ways to recreate what the human eye sees. My paintings are not exact reproductions, but interpretations of life from my view as an artist.
     Thirty years of study and experience in this field has taught me that talent isn’t the reason for success in any endeavor. The keys to success are desire, perseverance and determination. But most of all, I depend on Father in Heaven’s influence. When I pray about what I paint, I can feel His help and guidance.”

EDUCATION

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1974
B.F.A. in Painting & Drawing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1972


AWARDS& HONORS

  • Fantasia Pencil Company Award for Excellence, Colored Pencil Society of America, International Competition, Albuquerque, NM, 2006
  • Merit Award, Museum of Church History and Art, International Art Competition, Salt Lake City, UT, 2006
  • First Place, 2nd Annual Shenandoah Invitational Art Show, Southern Virginia University, Buena Vista, VA, 2005
  • Purchase Award, Museum of Church History and Art, International Art Competition, Salt Lake City, UT, 2000
  • Guest Artist for the 75th Utah Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT, 1999
  • CPSA Signature Membership awarded at 6th Annual International Exhibition, Washington, DC, 1998
  • Best in Show and Best Award for Art, Utah State Fair, Salt Lake City, UT, 1997
  • Friends of the CPSA award Colored Pencil Society of America, International Competition, San Diego California, 1996
  • Best of Show, Colored Pencil Artist’s of Utah, Ogden, UT, 1996
  • First Place, Colored Pencil Artist’s of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1994
  • Jurors Choice Award, Colored Pencil Artist’s of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1993
  • CPSA Charter Membership from1990
  • Jurors Choice Award, April Salon, Springville Museum, Springville, UT, 1987

JURIED SHOWS

  • CPSA International Competition, Albuquerque, NM, 2006
  • Museum of Church History and Art, International Art Competition, Salt Lake City, UT, 1988-2006
  • Utah Spring Salon (April Salon), Springville UT 1983 - 2004
  • CPSA International Competition International Competition, Arlington, VA, 1998
  • CPSA International Competition International Competition, Chicago, IL, 1997
  • Utah Woman Artists, Gittens Gallery, Park City Utah, 1996
  • CPSA International Competition International Competition, Birmingham, MI, 1993
  • Utah Genre Competition, Springville Museum, Springville, UT, 1992

INVITATIONAL SHOWS

  • Dixie College Invitational and Competition, city, state, 1992 - 2007
  • IHMRS Show, Art Exchange, New York, NY 2006
  • CPSA Signature Showcase, Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL, 2006
  • Annual Shenandoah Invitational Art Show, Southern Virginia University
  • Buena Vista, VA, USA 2005
  • Saguaro Gallery Invitational – National Mini Master 1995

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 3 Colored Pencil Artists, Bountiful-Davie Art Center, city, UT, 2000
  • Mother and Daughter Exhibition, Woman’s Place Bookstore, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1996

COLLECTIONS

  • Museum of Church History and Art, Salt Lake City, UT, 8 paintings in the Permanent Collection
  • Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT, 1 piece in the Permanent Collection
  • Jim and Beverly Sorenson, Salt Lake City, UT, 10 pieces in their private collection
  • Sorenson Research, Salt Lake City, UT, 3 paintings

MEMBERSHIPS

  • CPSA Charter Membership, the Colored Pencil Society of America, Life Time Member, www.cpsa.org
  • Holladay City Arts Council, Holladay City, Utah

BOOKS

  • The Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques by Quarto Publishing, London England (Distributed in the USA by Running Press)
  • The Best of Colored Pencil by Rockport Publishers
  • The Best of Colored Pencil 2 by Rockport Publishers
  • The Best of Colored Pencil 4 by Rockport Publishers
  • The Best of Colored Pencil 5 by Rockport Publishers
  • Creative Colored Pencil Techniques by Rockport Publishers
  • Creative Colored Pencil Portraits by Rockport Publishers
  • The Best of Portrait Painting by North Light Books.
  • Artists of Utah by Gibbs and Smith Publisher

ART DEMONSTRATIONS & WORKSHOPS

  • Intermountain Society of Artists, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Snow College, Ephraim, Utah
  • Provo City group in Utah
  • Public Schools, Salt Lake County
  • Workshops on colored pencil as requested by privet invitation and for individuals and art groups since 1992 till present