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Artist Statement “Layers of meaning” is an expression which applies to much of my current work. Using a support of old books, music sheets, 35mm slides, vintage postcards, old black and white photos, copper and aluminium foil etc, my figurative painting attempts to extend the narrative by working in oil or watercolour on top of these reused materials. My audience is targeted to those who seek something interesting, not just something decorative. Follow me here or Instagram sherrymccourt_fineart for new work. Selected Awards and Competitions2016 – Winner Ruby Samadhi Gallery “Love” exhibition Winner Gosford Council Grandma Moses Central Coast Category Winner People’s Choice Ruby Samadhi Gallery Black and White exhibition 2015 – Selected exhibition in conjunction with the traveling Archibald Prize at Gosford Regional Gallery. “Rewritten” explored the demise of the book as print and the rise of the e reader. “Australian Artist” magazine two page spread on my portrait collages - Selected “Anzac Art Prize” St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Brisbane2014 – recipient of grant from LandCare NSW to exhibit work based on supporting our local lagoon Invited to lead a (sold out) plein air trip to Norfolk Island- Selected Gosford Regional annual exhibition2013 - Plan B solo exhibition in Dec. from artist studio – nearly sold out.2012 – Finalist with the prestigious Mortimore Prize for Realism2012 – Sun Sand and Caravan – solo exhibition at Patonga’s Bakehouse Gallery 2011 and 2012 - Invited “Art by the Sea” Killcare 2010 - Winner Ettalong Paradiso “Most Inspirational Artist” Runnerup People’s Choice Margaret Smith award Selected - Gosford Art Prize 2009 - Winner Skoda Sand Sculpture Commended Singleton Art Prize Margaret Smith Award - Highly Commended and Commended Parliament House - CC Watercolour Society show Gosford City Gallery Open Tour – open studio tour with 90 people through my house. Ouch. 2008 - Winner Eckersley’s National Creative Challenge Finalist Winsor & Newton’s Watercolour “Opera Rose” competition Highly Commended and Commended Gosford Council’s Grandma Moses Selected: Gosford Art Prize 2007 - Winner Open Section Umina Rotary Portrait Prize Finalist Jasco Paint Your Mother Comp Winner People’s Choice Margaret Smith award 2005 - Highly Commended “Fabulous Fakes” Soul of the Rose 2004 - Winner “Fabulous Fakes “Girl at the Bar at the Folies Bergere”

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B.A. University of Toronto, Canada
B.Ed. University of Toronto

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