BEREA, Ky. (March 14, 2005) – Somerset artist Peggy Sherry will be demonstrating her watercolor painting techniques on Saturday, March 19, from 10:30 am -3:30 pm at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Peggy Sherry has been painting most of her life, beginning while still a teenager, with portraits of her friends and teachers. She received a BS degree in art from Western Maryland College and a teaching certificate from August College in Georgia. For the past twenty years she has been living and painting in Somerset, where she is a member of the Sheltowee Artisans, the Lexington Art League and is the L.C.P.A. Visual Arts Director for the Center for Rural Development in Somerset.
Peggy works in a variety of mediums, including oil, pastel and watercolor. While primarily a realist, she enjoys combining abstract or impressionistic backgrounds with a recognizable subject. Strong contrast and dramatic light situations attract her attention for subject matter, and she has painted everything from murals, to equine portraits, to National Park landscapes and florals. Her work has been exhibited at the Elmwood Inn in Perryville, The Singletary Center in Lexington, the “Horse Mania” project in Lexington, the Lexington Art League's annual “Nude” exhibition, the Riverstone Gallery in Somerset, and the Gallery on the Square in Danville.
Works by Peggy Sherry are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center. The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is located just off Interstate 75 at exit 77 (Berea). The Center’s exhibits, shopping, and travel information areas are all open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the café from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Center currently features works by more than 470 artisans from all across the Commonwealth. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the Center’s web site at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Commerce Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.