|SIZE:||18″ x 22″|
|MEDIUM:||Oil on Canvas|
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Sheryl Massaro is an oil painter, photographer, potter, and poet based in Frederick, Maryland, where she is active in several arts organizations. Massaro’s oils and photography have been exhibited in many galleries and museums nationally (solo and juried exhibitions) and are in numerous private collections.
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Sheryl says, “My visual art and poetry, though often based on the recognizable, share a deeper, ‘off to the side’ look at life than the purely representational. In each of these arts, I endeavor to tap into and convey life’s undertow which, to me, is the unspoken, unseen energy that brings close and binds artists and their readers or viewers.
“From the beauty of agricultural fields and barns, abandoned and in use; of bodies of water and their islands and shores; of the forms and eyes of animals, wild and domestic; of the human form; of our architecture―the constant conversing of light and shading and coloration that lets us see these things is what I always try to convey.
“I have always painted abstracts as well as recognizable images, but have focused on abstractions in 2019. I am not one who can paint without an intention, and so these derive from emotion or a life observation I wish to convey ‘without words,’ so to speak.”
Massaro loves working with oils and with tools in addition to brushes and palette knives, such as flexible pottery ribs, sea sponges, rags, fingers, ends of brushes run through the paint on the canvas.