Artist: Sherry Arndt
Description of Buffalo: Arndt used her typical process where she adds textured mediums and multiple layers of paint to the surface and then pulls away the paint with thick cardboard to reveal what lies beneath. She added a final layer of gold and bedazzles to finish. The buffalo are approximately 18" long and 12" high and made of terra cotta.
Artist Bio: Sherry Arndt proudly resides in Buffalo, New York with her daughter, Rhea and their beloved family pet, Meatball. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania as an army brat, Arndt quickly learned to adapt to many moves from country to country and city to city. With the ever-changing landscape of location, personalities and cultures, she became interested in the psychology of the human experience. In 1998, Arndt obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. This interest and love of the human experience has parlayed into her artwork as you see it today.
In 2009, Arndt began her journey into the art world working with international artists and mentor, Mark DiVincenzo. In 2015, shortly after giving birth to her daughter, Arndt started to show her work professionally. She has shown her work in the United States as well as Canada.
Throughout a ten-year process of learning, researching and experimenting, Arndt developed an unconventional technique to her abstract work. Her paintings are typically vibrant, multilayered and textured. Arndt builds depth and dimension in her abstract paintings by layering paint with other material, such as sand, glass and textured mediums. The final step of this process is to pull away paint to reveal parts of the underpaintings. The results are somewhat unpredictable and leave a cracked surface that illuminates a "behind the scenes" view. Arndt's paintings are tied to her original love of psychology in that they aim to be not only beautiful, but also to speak to the damage and history that we all hold behind the fašade that we present to the world.