Jane Sherrill works in a variety of media including acrylic and oil paint, installation, graphite, mixed-media, colored pencil and sculpture. She has exhibited her art most recently (2015) in the Off the Wall exhibition at Danforth Art Museum. Other notable shows include Community of Artists, Danforth Art Museum; Tufts Second Annual Juried Exhibition, Tufts University; and Reclaiming the Flag, Solo exhibition, UMass-Boston. Her solo show, Human, at Sacramento Street Gallery, was chosen as a Critics’ Pick by the Boston Globe. She has been awarded artist fellowships in painting from the Somerville Arts Council, a grant and residency from the VT Studio Center and a fellowship from Medicine Wheel Artists’ Retreat. Her work can be seen in the International Painting Annual 3 published by Manifest Press, Cincinnati OH. Though Jane’s education is in an unrelated career field, as an artist she is self-taught. She works in her studio on Vernon Street, Somerville MA.
All of my artwork is about energy, movement and change. I'm interested in how opposites exist simultaneously—how we live with inconsistencies. My recent paintings express my love affair with this planet. After a day of painting, when I leave my studio I want to bring my paintbrush to bear upon the evening sky, to drawings rivulets of melting snow create on pavement. The threat of climate change looms in my consciousness as I paint—it becomes pressingly urgent to mark this moment saying, “Here, right now, this is what it looked like.” I use tiny brushes and lose myself in details, trying to paint each droplet of water so every inch of my painting is flowing.
Lives and works in Somerville, MA