I began painting after careers in tax accounting and biochemistry; just about as far from art as you can get. But a love of drawing and painting as a child and teen stayed with me until time permitted, and from the moment I took my first class as an early retiree, I was forever committed to being the best artist I could be. It is a bit of magic that with nothing but a squeeze of paint and some good brushes, you can tell a story. The hope of pulling that off every now and then is what brings me to my studio almost every day. Finding beauty in the details has led me to a realistic style, and I am drawn to bold values and intricate patterns. I paint many subjects, but a fascination with the reflections and patterns of moving water led me to paint rivers, lakes, ponds, and puddles of the West and Midwest. My husband Dave and I split our time between Colorado and Arizona.
Sheri Farabaugh’s paintings have received many awards and recognition and have been juried into numerous local and national exhibitions. She has studied with Mark Daily, Kevin Wechback, Kim English, Doug Dawson, and Michelle Torrez among others.
May/June 2021, Art of the West – Feature Article.
May 2019, Southwest Art Magazine- Feature Article.
October/November 2017, International Artist Magazine – Feature Article and demo on painting water
March/April 2016, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine – Featured Artist and Cover
Fall Quarter- American Society of Marine Artists News and Journal – Featured Artist article by Charles Raskob Robinson
Selected Exhibits and Awards
May 2023 Governor’s Show, Loveland Art Museum, CO
March 2023 Oil Painters of America National Exhibit, Reinert Fine Art, Charleston, NC
February 2023 Salmagundi Club, NY, NY Honorable Mention in the Time of Day Exhibit
February 2023 Excellence in Arts Award, Brighton Cultural Arts Community, Brighton, CO
September 2022 Solo Exhibit at Abend Gallery, 1261 Delaware, Denver CO
June 2022 Governor’s Show, Loveland Art Museum, CO Best in Show
June 2022 Art Renewal Center, 16th International ARC Salon, 2 paintings advanced to
May 2022 Salmagundi Club Member’s Show, Salmagundi Club NYC
September 2021 Two person show at Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO
May 2021 Salmagundi Club Member’s Show, Salmagundi Club NYC
February 2021 Bold Brush Art Contest December 2020, Finalist
September 2020 Art Renewal Center, 15th International ARC Salon, Finalist
September 2020 Governor’s Show, Loveland Art Museum, Loveland, CO Merit Award