Episcopal SeniorLife Communities will host a new art exhibit titled “The Watercolor Experience”, watercolors by Sherry Davis, at My Sister’s Gallery at the Episcopal Church Home, 505 Mount Hope Ave., from Feb. 18 to March 31.
An opening reception is scheduled for from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 21.
The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free and open to the public.
Carving a new beginning is where Sherry Davis found herself after retiring in 2006 from Rochester Products. She has a 30-year career with the company since being hired after graduating Sperry High School in 1975.
After spending the next few years traveling, Davis began refocusing her energy on drawing and painting. Being a self-taught artist, Davis decided in 2008 to take an adult education class at Brighton High School on watercolor painting to help refine her skills as a painter. She admits to second questioning this decision early on, after being warned by other artists that watercolor painting was a hard medium to learn.
However, by the end of her course, as Davis described it, she “developed an intense love for how the watercolors moved on the pallet.”
Her excitement inspired her to increase the amount of time she spent working from home on her overall craft. As Davis’ passion for painting continued to grow, so did her inventory of artwork. She began showcasing her collection at different venues throughout the Rochester area with many positive reviews from the public. The uniqueness of Davis’ creations is that her collection of work spans several mediums of art that attracts a large spectrum of art lovers.