Naturual Wonder
Natural Wonder
Her Majesty
Her Majesty
Whispering Woods
Whispering Woods
Willard Bay
Willard Bay
Rock Garden
Rock Garden

     Sheryl Thornton is a Utah artist whose paintings have been exhibited in Utah galleries and juried exhibitions across the United States.
     Sheryl attended the University of Utah on a Presidential Scholarship and graduated in 1974 with a BFA, with an emphasis on drawing and painting. During that time she was privileged to study with renowned Utah artists Ed Maryon, Douglas Snow, Alvin Gittins and George Dibble whom each influenced her art. Other important influences have been the work of John F. Carlson, LeConte Stewart, Richard Schmid, Bonnie Posselli and Harold Petersen.
     For many years Sheryl worked primarily in watercolor and in 1997 was commissioned by the State of Utah to paint four watercolor landscapes as part of the permanent art collection in the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her work is also included in the permanent art collections in the Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake Community College and Zions Bank.
     In 2005 Sheryl changed her focus from watercolor to painting in oil paint. Her approach is impressionistic with an emphasis on mood. Landscapes are her primary subject matter, but she also paints still life and occasionally animals.

ARTIST STATEMENT
     “My love of texture led me to oil paint and I have never looked back. I love the contrast of juicy washes, thick brush strokes and palette knife, all of which are usually present in each piece. When I decide on a subject it is always because something compels me to paint it. I find a painting will lack conviction if I haven’t been there or felt something about the subject. I try very hard to transfer the emotion I feel to the painting, which hopefully is conveyed to the viewer. Painting is my life’s blood and I am so grateful for the deeper level of “seeing” that it has given me.”

Publications:
1998: Painting featured in a publication by North Light books titled “Splash 5”
2003: Painting featured in an article in “Artist” Magazine titled “Simply the Best”
2005: Painting included in book titled “100 Ways to Paint People”
2008: Art included in Deseret News article titled “Women’s Art: Women’s Vision”

Sheryl M. Thornton Studio
3474 So. 2300 E. Studio 26
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

sheryl.thornton@comcast.net

Evergreen Frame and Gallery
3295 S. 2000 E.
Salt Lake City, UT 84109

Relics
4685 South Holladay Blvd.
Holladay, Utah 84117
801-272-8312

 SherylThorntonFineArt.com

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