Sherri Springer’s relationship with the arts has always been of a highly intuitive nature. When little, she would play the piano by ear, although she only received minimal formal instruction. Similarly, art came into her life spontaneously, when her mother–a talented oil painter–was diagnosed with end-stage cancer. Painting became a way to feel even closer to her and cope with the difficult reality ahead. Springer is attracted to different types of landscapes, including cityscapes, pasturelands, and coastal settings. Oftentimes, however, her inspiration merely springs from a certain color palette, a look or style, or a message or theme she wants to convey. Her abstracts are almost mystical, as if pervaded by an angelic presence. Her palette ranges from soft pastels to bold tones; alternating delicate shading and thick dynamic markings. When painting, Springer lets herself go completely. She feels her way through the painting quickly and instinctively, often using her fingers; sometimes holding two or three brushes at a time. Springer’s ebullient yet reflective personality shines through each of her paintings; her mother’s presence guiding her with its invisible, loving hand.
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Springer moved to the Florida Panhandle. She holds a business degree in Human Resource Management from Auburn University at Montgomery. After twenty years in the corporate world, she recently became a full-time artist. Springer’s paintings have been exhibited locally and internationally. Her artwork was featured in House & Garden, The World of Interiors, and on HGTV’s My Lottery Dream Home.