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About Sherri Kelcourse


“From the time I was young I have been around people who work with their hands.  My grandfather was a finish carpenter and wood carver.  My father was a die maker who was also fond of carpentry.  Other family members were dancers and musicians.  Together, they influenced my work and my subject matter.  Narratives created as we impact our surroundings and our surroundings influence us, provide the imagery for my paintings.

Sherri attended Southeastern Massachusetts University in Dartmouth, MA, earning a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis on illustration. She worked in the fast paced field of advertising illustration first in Massachusetts and for another ten years in Los Angeles, California.  In 1991 she relocated with her husband to the San Francisco bay area and after having two children, turned her focus to oil painting.  The blend of both disciplines, that of illustration and fine art painting, have provided a variety of platforms for Sherri’s work; from set and mural painting to the ever humbling process of conveying with paint, something of the beauty and truth in a subject.


Sherri’s work has been collected both locally and nationally. Cover art publications include: Arts in Season newsletter published by the Pleasanton Civic Arts Council, Pleasanton, CA, Autumn, 2007 and Reformed Worship Magazine, December 2010 issue.  Her lively brushwork can also be seen in the whimsical tree mural that extends along the two story entryway of The School of Imagination, in Dublin, CA.

I am continually humbled by the mastery of color, form and design so evident before me.  It is all an indication of the complexity of the One who thought it up and brought it to fruition.”