Driven to Create is a column by E. Connie Munson that profiles local artists. This month, we profile VAB member Sherry Park.
What is a formally trained OCAD artist, one who specializes in figure drawing and portraiture, doing out in the wilds of Cape Breton? The answer is an interesting one as is her artistic practice and journey.
Sherry Park is passionate about portraiture and drawing. She loves to see the faces of her subjects come alive. As we talked about her impressionistic style and how she is focusing on 'doing more with less' or fewer brush strokes, her face lights up with excitement.
She explained some of her approach to portraiture, how she lays out the structure and form, and then fills in and develops areas. However, when it comes to the point in the process where the face of the model or subject starts to emerge and comes to life that becomes a defining moment.