Sheryl Knight is an award winning artist who is best known for her vibrant oil paintings and impressionistic style. She has lived on the California Central Coast most of her life, but grew up in Northern California where she learned to love nature and the outdoors.
Drawn to the beauty of the California landscape, Sheryl finds joy in the subjects all around her. She enjoys portraying the seasons and capturing the color, the light, and the mood of the scene. She paints on location as well as in her studio. She loves being able to not just paint what she sees, but to paint it the way she would like it to be, moving things around or combining several scenes into one to make the most interesting painting possible.
“Though I strive for excellence in all my work, I think I enjoy the process as much as the finished product. I love to experiment and try new ways of conveying what I see. I am constantly working to improve my art. My goal is to be able to say exactly what I want on the first attempt, and to make my paintings sparkle with light and life. I most enjoy painting anything from nature, capturing the beauty of creation and the world around me.”
Her individual style and paint application is a constant theme throughout her body of work, creating a consistency that is uniquely her own.
“I love painting on location as I feel it brings out the true colors and atmosphere of nature. There is also a tranquility and a thrill that comes from painting from life, and I am always inspired by the wonder of creation.”
“I don’t think I will ever stop loving the process of putting oil paint on canvas and seeing something beautiful come out of it. I am so thankful to be able to pursue this passion I call art.”
Sheryl has won many awards, been accepted into numerous juried shows, and had eight one woman shows. She has participated in Plein Air events such as Carmel Plein Air Festival, Los Gatos Plein Air, San Luis Plein Air, Napa Art Festival, and the Los Olivos Quick Draw.
Her paintings hang in private and corporate collections throughout California and across the country. She is a founding member of the Plein Air Artists of the Central Coast as well as a member of the Oil Painters of America, the California Art Club, American Women Artists, American Impressionist Society, Outdoor Painters Society, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.