A self-taught printmaker and compulsive wanderer of landscapes, Sherrie York has recently relocated to Maine from her native Colorado. A long-ago college field trip to draw backyard chickens was the unexpected genesis of a career that encompasses environmental education, natural history illustration, birding, and printmaking. Through the medium of linocut Sherrie finds her way to place, inspired by personal experiences and discoveries as she explores the natural world from mountains to the sea.
Observation is the core of Sherrie’s work, whether she is making a watercolor sketch of tidbits collected on a neighborhood hike or carving a complex linocut block of pinecones and leaf litter.
Sherrie’s linocuts have been presented in national and international exhibitions, including the Woodson Art Museum’s prestigious Birds in Art, and the Society of Animal Artists’ Art & the Animal, and are represented in corporate and museum collections.
She has been an invited artist on projects of the international Artists for Nature Foundation and has been Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park, the National Audubon Society, and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum.
She is a popular instructor in field sketching and printmaking, especially as a member of the instructional staff at Audubon’s Hog Island Camp in Maine.
Sherrie also serves on the board of the Society of Animal Artists and is the Coordinator of the Audubon Artist Residency at Hog Island in Maine.
In addition to her fine art pursuits, Sherrie works as a designer and illustrator for a wide variety of projects and clients, including Audubon, Trout Unlimited, Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, and several state and federal natural resource agencies. Most of these projects reflect her interest in natural and cultural history education.
Do you have a project you’d like to discuss? Email Sherrie.