Contemporary realist Sherry Loehr began her art career in ceramics. With a successful line of dinnerware sold in the finest galleries and stores, Loehr decided to try painting. Soon, she was creating beautiful still lifes in her own unique style and gaining recognition internationally because of them.
At first glance, Loehr's still life paintings of fruits, florals and birds appear to be quite traditional. Loehr remains true to the subject matter by painting realistic representations that prove to be quite lifelike, however, upon closer examination one sees the unique texturing and layering techniques, as well as collage used to create somewhat shallow, abstract backgrounds.
Because of Loehr’s interesting combinations of unique techniques and applications, her paintings resonate a sense of drama. She creates spaces where detailed objects seem to float mysteriously upon backgrounds that are expressive and show an exploration of process, whether it’s accomplished via stamp or brush. Loehr explains,"I like to leave some of the painting process visible. I think that also gives it a contemporary feel.”
Another interesting element of Loehr’s paintings is that sometimes an Asian theme evident. This is because of an influence by the Asian art her parents collected. Loehr has also been influenced by ceramics and printmaking.
The still lifes of Sherry Loehr are hardly typical. It is a beautiful ability to contrast realism with unexpected patterns and textures that make Sherry Loehr's paintings so interesting.
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