Sheryl Roberts is one of those artists whose vision of tempestuous skies above the landscape and the light penetrating those vast skies is recognisable as her distinctive style. Taking inspiration from the windswept high moors of the North Pennines where she is based, Sheryl paints scenes depicting those atmospheric connections between sky and land.
Graduating from the Jacob Kramer School of Art in Leeds in the early ’90s, Sheryl taught art and then became a full-time artist in 2001. Sheryl was influenced during her studies by the Renaissance artists’ use of dramatic contrasts of light and also the depictions of the turbulent land and seascapes of artists such as Turner. Sheryl Roberts' artwork has combined these influences and approaches resulting in a unique vision.
‘I work mainly in oils - layering gradually with brushes and knives to build up vibrancy and depth to each piece. Despite using a very classical composition and traditional technique, I aim to capture a very contemporary feel’