About Sherry Bryant
Since the age of two...
According to her baby book, at the age of two, Sherry loved to draw, and her pictures were always of horses. She received her first easel when she was six-years-old, and has studied and painted animals all her life.
Charo, Appaloosa horse
Winner, Best of Show,
Manos Art Gallery competition, Tubac, Arizona
Sherry's Spirit Animals series
In Sherry’s Spirit Animals of the Southwest series, she paints western animals such as wolves, horses, burros, bears, Bighorn sheep, bobcat, deer, coyotes, javelinas, jackrabbits, mountain lions, coyotes, cattle, birds, buffalo and much more.
Captures animal’s essence
In this series, Sherry feels she has realized what she was born to do from the moment she drew her first horse.
Santiago, Andalusian horse
In watercolors, acrylics and monotypes, she captures an animal's essence, especially in the eyes, which are alive, sometimes piercing, appearing to look right into your heart, sometimes wary, inviting you to come closer, but not too close.
Kya, Grey wolf
Her animals are wise and soulful
Overall, her animals are approachable, wise, and soulful. They seem to be in the middle of something when Sherry's paintings capture them, as if the animals are about to run or hide or jump or watch. Her paintings are mostly portraits, close-ups, filling the picture with their spirit, strength and courage.
Oro, Mountain Lion
Sherry's style is neither photo-realistic nor abstract, but romantic in nature, and heartfelt, uplifting, inspiring, and loving in character. Many collectors feel her work is more real than realistic. Others have commented that sometimes her work looks like it has been airbrushed, but none of it is. Sherry does everything by hand with a brush.
Sherry Bryant, water medium animal artist
Roman, Spotted Mustang
Winner, People's Choice Award
Horse HeART Exhibit, Art Attack Gallery national competition, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Shows and Exhibits
Sherry is an award-winning Signature member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild (SAWG), and for many years her work has appeared in shows throughout Arizona, California and Nevada.
Fernando, black bear