Sherry Pence

We live in a noisy world, so as an artist who suffers from hyperacusis-a hearing sensitivity disorder, I paint to seek calm in the chaos. The ritual discipline of putting brush to canvas provides a profound sense of peace. My artwork often reflects this quietness that I seek.

Art is an expression of our shared human experience. We connect through nostalgia, a sense of wonder, and hope for the future. This is what drives me ever forward.

I’ve lived a life that has largely been at the mercy of others, resulting in a life-time of traveling and being displaced from the concept of “home”. The subject matter I paint is the culmination and documentation of this unique journey. I specifically seek to capture my favorite memories, moments of serenity and ideas that convey what the sense of “home” means to me.

This yearning for peace (quiet) and stability (home) is what drives my work. My paintings represent these concepts, both idealized and practical, with notes of lightheartedness and humor. I want to share these simple yet elegant reminders of what our souls need to return to time and time again.

Through my paintings, you can take a moment of your life to just be still and quiet and peaceful.