Jane Sherrill


Jane Sherrill

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

  • 1975Loyola University of Chicago
  • 1969Syracuse University, BS
  • 2010Color in Winter, SCAT Gallery, Somerville, MA
  • 2007Reclaiming The Flag, Harbor Gallery, U-Mass, Boston, MA
  • 2004Show of Flags, Somerville City Hall
  • 2015Off The Wall, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
  • 20154-Person Exhibition, New England Biolabs, Beverly, MA
  • 2014Clouds, artSTRAND, Provincetown, MA
  • 2014NE Collective V Juried Show, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA
  • 2014Director's Choice: Community of Artists, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA
  • 2014International Painting Annual 3: Exhibition in Print, Manifest Press, Cincinnati, OH
  • 2009A Drawing Show, Sacramento Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA
  • 2008The Secret Knowledge of Water, The Nave Gallery
  • 2006The Blanche Ames National Art Exhibition, Borderland State Park, Easton, MA
  • 2005Tufts Second Annual Juried Summer Exhibition, Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA
  • 2015Painting Fellowship, Massachusetts LCC Grant
  • 2015Grant, VT Studio Center
  • 2015Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
20 Vernon St., 6-West
Somerville, MA 02145