Maris Sherwood

Festival of Colors 2014 | 18x24 oil on canvas | 163.15.01

Art is my passion. I draw and paint what I see, what I dream, what I want to share with others. I believe Art is a cultural expression of our society; it creates freedom of expression, inspires mental and spiritual peace, stimulates our minds, and our emotions; it encourages us to be more creative. It gives us beauty to warm our souls.

In my youth I spent many hours at Joslyn Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.  I loved wandering around and looking at all the art.  Each time I was there I always noticed something new. I began seriously painting in the early 1970’s, when I spent a few years doing commissions for family and friends. But as life went on other things got in the way, and I gave up painting for a while.  In the late 2000’s I found a wonderful art association that drew me in and got me to realize how much I love art, and how much I missed creating it.  I’m back to my first true love, and am enjoying every minute of being able to create what I see in my mind.  I don’t paint to sell.  I paint to share and give to others, in hopes that it sparks an interest in searching and learning more about the amazing art that is created in our world.

Blind Man of Hindi 2014 | 24x18 oil on canvas | 150.14.12
Close Up 2012 | 24x18 watercolor | 178.15.02
Trumpet 2010| 16x20 watercolor on canvas | 164.15.01
Happy Face 2015 | 18x24 oil on canvas | 239.15.03
© 2015 Inland Empire Museum of Art
All Art © by The Artist
Hello There! 2015 | 24x18 oil on canvas | 208.15.03