Sheri Farabaugh began painting after careers in tax accounting and biochemistry; just about as far from art as you can get. But love of drawing and painting as a child and teen stayed with me until time permitted, and from the moment she took her first class as an early retiree, she was forever committed to being the best artist she 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 is what brings her to the studio almost every day. Finding beauty in the details has led her to a realistic style, being drawn to bold values and intricate patterns. She paints many subjects, but a fascination with the reflections and patterns of moving water led her to paint rivers, lakes, ponds, and puddles of the West and Midwest.
Sheri Farabaugh’s paintings have received many awards and recognition and have been juried into numerous local and national exhibitions. She has been featured in International Artist Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine (Featured Artist and Cover), Southwest Art and Fall Quarter American Society of Marine Artists News and Journal. She has won the Award of Excellence at the American Women Artists, Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY, Artists’ Choice Award at Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Museum in Wickenburg, AZ, Outstanding Landscape at the American Women Artists Spring Juried Online Exhibit, Creative Achievement Award, International Guild of Realism’s Salon, Award of Excellence from American Women Artists. She has been awarded Fellowship Status with the American Society of Marine Artists, Signature Status with American Women Artists, Awarded Signature Membership in the Oil Painters of America.