Sherry Petrini, our featured March 2022 artist in the Valley Room of the Maurice Del Mué Galleries, received her MFA from the SF Art Institute. She’s exhibited in numerous shows with the Community Center including the annual Spring Art Show as well as other galleries and venues throughout the Bay Area.
About her work, Petrini stated: “I have a shorthand drawing style. After drawing a subject with a few lines, I’m done. To add more would not say more but dilute the information. Others do realistic renderings I much admire; but for me, my first take of a subject is usually the truest.
I’ve had a physical disability all my life and was shut-in as a child. The quiet, everyday routine became my whole world, some might say boring, but to me it is fascinating and full of significance. I’ve spent a lot of time alone so it is paradoxical that I usually draw people and animals relating to one another.
I like to draw my figures on a life-size scale. These vulnerable, imperfect figures need to have their space: Don’t discount me or push me aside. I need to be large”.