Sherri Andrews is a self-taught artist who paints in alcohol inks, watercolor, and acrylics. Sherri discovered her love of painting in a vacation watercolor class at Enchantment Resort that evoked childhood memories of drawing with her mother. She loves the unpredictability and boldness of color that alcohol inks and acrylic pours provide. She applies various mediums to aid in the flow of the paint, layering the paints to create unusual textures. The vivid colors and spontaneity of her paintings convey energy and joy.
Making art is a change of pace from Sherri’s work in the world of finance. A Harvard MBA, she has combined art with her investment management and research practice. While some might assume that these pursuits are entirely different, Sherri has found that art helps spark her creativity and allows her to think “outside the box.” Both fields reward attention to detail and bold, contrarian approaches. Painting not only gives Sherri a creative outlet, but has proven a valuable source of inner peace. She hopes that positive energy from her artwork will prove restorative to viewers as well.
Sherri was honored to receive the Ben Whitmire Purchase Award from the Ellarslie at Trenton City Museum in May 2018. Her painting Abstract Poppies was purchased for the museum’s permanent collection. Her work has been displayed at juried venues, including the Ellarslie, D&R Greenway Art and West Windsor Arts Center. Sherri has participated in juried art fairs, including Cranberry Festival in Bordentown, and two hosted by Arts Council of Princeton – Communiversity and Sauce for the Goose. Sherri was elected President of the Board of Trustees at West Windsor Art Council after serving as a board member and member of the Internal Audit Committee and Exhibition Committee. She has taught workshops on Alcohol Inks at the Arts Council of Princeton and for an event hosted by New Jersey State Council of the Arts. Sherri resides in Plainsboro, New Jersey, with her husband and their 19-year old son, also an artist.
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