Statement

I create photographic art, building on my history as a fine artist, and my love of science and nature. I aim to tell a story and set a mood in my work. When I see something beautiful or unusual in nature I want to capture it it and add share the feeling it gives me. Occasionally dreams or memories inspire me; mostly it is something I see. My work is inspired by nature in New York City and some by my travels.

To construct my images, I use my artistic talent and skills with digital brushes, combined with other “darkroom” techniques, to create a mood in my compositions and purposefully lead the eye into the image. To do this I may use multiple “dark room”: techniques; such as, blurs, changes in tones, and colors. On occasion I compile several photographs as layers in the Photoshop. When I used muted shades with touches of color I thought of my mother who began her career hand tinting black and white photographs in Perth, Western Australia in the early 1940’s. My mother was a talented artist who did magazine illustrations in United States and murals in night clubs in London.

Bill Skilling and Sherry Felix, 1974
Bill Skilling and Sherry Felix, 1974

My evolution as an artist, from child to adult, went from drawing, to painting, and now to photography. For my early training in art I went to the Art Students League in NYC and art school in London. My mentor was Bill Skilling, a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, who taught me all he knew on every technique and style of painting. I learned composition, color theory, and more as we worked together, creating fine art and commercial art in NYC in the 1970’s. Most of my work was on canvas then and sold to clients and galleries in NYC. I transitioned from painting to creating photographic art in 1998.

I make art because I must—it is a part of me.
I don’t think in words—I think in images.

“Sherry Felix is an exceptionally creative artist with a background in fine and commercial art, web design, cartography and photography.” Wrote one reviewer.

Short list of accomplishments and interests

  • Artist — available for work
    • Photography and digital image artistry
    • Graphic artist, cartographer (GIS), web design and creation
    • Artist, painting in acrylic on canvas
  • Tutor and technical assistant: How to use graphic applications, use a computer, and fix issues
  • Participate in and teach: Bird watching, orienteering, geology, natural science and environmental preservation and restoration
  • Memberships: The Linnaean Society of New York (I am the webmaster), NYC Audubon, and Sierra Photo NYC

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Copyright

I invite you to view and purchase digital images upon request from this site. You are not permitted to copy, take or duplicate any images on this site without permission from Sherry Felix. See my digital license agreement at www.sherryfelix.com/license-usage.html