Born in the Ukraine in 1968, Irene Sheri is one of the brightest examples of a new breed of inter-cultural artists emerging from Europe.
An accomplished figurative and landscape artist, Irene is inspired by Botticelli, Chagall, Kandinsky, Picasso, and Goya. However Cezanne and Matisse have made the deepest impact. Inspired by the “Russian Expressionistic Movement”, Irene is a Master of contrasts of light and shadow. Like Cezanne, Matisse and Gauguin before her, she embraces the use of color. If her objective is not reached, she begins anew, until the desired result is achieved.
Her paintings express her love of life, a toast to its wonder and beauty. Sheri’s talent and style were recognized at a global level in 2001 when she was awarded Russia ’s highest artistic honour on it’s 50-Year Anniversary - the “State Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art”, naming her as the “Best and Brightest” young artist in Russia; awarded to one woman each year for excellence in the arts.