Sherree Valentine Daines
Sherree Valentine Daines - Artist Profile
Winner: Impressionist Artist of the Year 2007
Over the course of her impressive career Sherree has become one of the UK's most collectable contemporary artists; with a discerning international following of art lovers, she enjoys an unrivalled reputation in the international arena. Her impressionistic approach lends a unique charm to each stunning, figurative composition, her subtle hand blending each detail into a creation of captivating elegance.
Sherree was born in Effingham in Surrey. After completing her early education she undertook a fine art course at the Epsom School of Art. As soon as she graduated she set about persuading local institutions to exhibit her work and her success was immediate. She soon came to the notice of the art world and won a number of accolades including the Young Artist of the Year Award from the Royal Society.
Sherree's formidable talent has made her a favourite with many celebrity collectors, notably several members of the British Royal Family. She has enjoyed a range of prestigious commissions including one from the MCC to paint the Ashes series at each of the test grounds. Many famous names in the world of show-business have sat for her including Joanna Lumley, John Sessions and Michael Parkinson. She was also commissioned to paint portraits of Jonny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson for a pair of commemorative Limited Editions (signed by both artist and player) celebrating England's World Cup Victory; the Original of Jonny Wilkinson was bought by the man himself. In 2007 she has released a beautiful, highly-illustrated hardback book, First Impressions, as well as working on a TV series with Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
Sherree prefers to use oil on canvas as she finds this to be the purest and "most painterly" medium available to her. She has exhibited at the Tate Gallery, the Barbican, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Laing Landscape Exhibition, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society, the New English Art Club, the National Society of Painters, the United Society of Painters and the Pastel Society. Sherree's work is also in the Lord's Museum and is held in many private collections all over the world.