Carroll is a native California artist and lives in Laytonville. She has always drawn but began painting in watercolor in 1989 while taking an art class in Arcata. She did not take art seriously until about 2001, when her children were young and her stepfather helped her to acquire a few painting jobs doing murals in homes and businesses, on trailers and boats, and holiday window art.
Eventually she used her G.I. bill to take art classes at Mendocino College and finally began calling herself an artist. She began using acrylics more often and developed her style and chose subjects she enjoys painting.
She has been fortunate to often have art jobs and commissions and has sold many pieces through restaurants, cafes, galleries, art walks, fairs and shows and through friends.
Currently, her favorite subjects to paint are dancers, especially belly dancers, musicians, animals, ocean life, and guinea pigs. Most of her art has natural themes including music, fire, water elements and tribal influences. The purpose behind her art is simply to give the viewer a happy uplifting moment. She looks around her home and paints what she personally enjoys looking at. She seeks bright and festive environments and her art reflects this.
Carroll has cards and prints available and she is glad to take commissions for acrylics on canvas or signboard, as well as murals. She can be found on the web at sherricarroll.weebly.com and on Facebook at Sherri Lynn Carroll Art Studio.
In the future she hopes to do more artwork on boats, murals overseas, and develop a line of hand-painted clothing.
The Mateel Gallery is located in Jacob Garber Square on Redwood Drive in Garberville.
1. Sea Turtles
2. Guinea Magic Carpet