About Sherry Blanchard Stuart
Born in Newport Arkansas, raised in Wichita, Kansas and currently living in the Sonoran Desert of North Scottsdale, Arizona. Sherry has been painting for over 45 years. A recipient of a BFA degree in painting and graphic arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design; she is a signature member of the American Plains Artists, Oil Painters of America and a juried member of Western Artists of America and a founding member of Creative Women of Pinnacle Peak . She is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and has been featured in Southwest Art, The American Artist, Cowboys and Indians, Western Horseman, the Illustrator, Wildlife Art and Appaloosa Journal magazines and the books Art of the American West and A Century of Sanctuary: The Art of Zion National Park
Working in traditional style, Stuart paints with a richness of color that illuminates the intensity of sunlight upon her varied subject matter. Her work is both traditional and representational in style and she paints figurative as well as landscape and still life; but the majority of her work is western and equine subjects. The history and tradition of the American West inspires much of her work.
Sherry’s work is in the permanent collections of the Tucson Museum of Art, the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg, Arizona, the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Arizona and the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. Sherry’s recent awards include the Award of Merit at the American Academy of Women Artists annual show in 2005; The Museum Purchase Award at the Great Plains Art Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2006; and the “Best of Show” at the American Plains Artists annual show in 2005 and 2007, the “Best of Show” at the Cowgirl Up! at the Desert Caballeros Western Art Museum in 2008. Her work has been displayed in many juried and solo exhibitions nationwide and can be found in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Sherry is constantly refining and developing her unique style. She hopes to continuously grow and broaden her use of light, values, and color, and push her work to the next level.
Sherry would like the viewer to share her excitement of subject matter and style and remember her representation of the American West.