Sherry Cobb is an artist who sees no barriers between art and reality, both are vital functions of living. She is as intensely passionate about ranching and horses as she is about creating a painting. Much of Sherry’s expression and strength lies in her intimate knowledge of her subjects, as well as mastering the light on a well-built foundation of drawing and composition. Working from her own sketches and photographs, she has developed a unique style that brings to life the details of the world she loves to paint.
When asked about how she got started in art, Sherry says, “My Grandmother painted, my mom painted, and when I was small, mom would give me a piece of paper and a pencil and tell me to draw something to entertain myself.” Sherry began drawing horses and never quit. Growing up on a farm and ranch in Southwest Colorado, she was riding horses and swinging ropes when she was just old enough to hold onto a saddle horn. Today, she still lives on the ranch and is surrounded by her subject matter – horses, cattle and wildlife. Sherry received a solid foundation of drawing, composition, anatomy, and the principles of watercolor and oils in her studies at Yavapai Community College, the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and the Cowboy Artist Association workshops.
Sherry feels strongly about the animals and people portrayed in her art and that it’s important to document moments of the West that not everyone gets to experience. She considers herself a very blessed person to be able to make a living doing what she loves to do!