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Sherri Bails' "Colors of My Life" Exhibition

February 14, 2011, Gig Harbor, WA - Award-winning watercolorist Sherri Bails approaches each new painting with a simple goal, she wants to make sure the basic structure has strong design elements; to challenge herself to try something new; and tell a story, both about the origin of the work and with the piece itself. Sherri has a new art exhibition titled “Colors of My Life – Sherri Bails” at Morso in Gig Harbor that will run from February 25 through March 20, 2011. The opening of the exhibition and Meet the Artist reception will be held on Friday, February 25, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

With a degree in art education from Northern Illinois University, Sherri taught art at elementary and junior high schools until her children were grown. Since then, she has devoted herself full time to her own art.

Sherri was a traditional watercolorist until a few years ago, when she expanded her interests and her work began to include more contemporary art forms. The turn has carried her to new levels of recognition. Her contemporary pieces have been selected to appear on exhibition catalog covers and in juried art shows, including the impressive Seattle CoArts Annual Show and the respected Signature American Watercolor Exhibition in Fallbrook, CA.

Sherri is a member of the Women Painters of Washington, Seattle CoArts, American Watercolor Society, and earned status as a Signature Member of the Northwest Watercolor Society in 2008. Her workshops throughout the Puget Sound and watercolor classes at Tacoma Community College fill quickly.

The current exhibition at Morso highlights Sherri’s contemporary works, which are wonderfully clean, crisp, and rich in color and tones. Her paintings depict snapshots of her travels, ranging from the eel fisherwomen in Kauai to the gondolas in Italy — and also a bit of home, in her unique rendering of Tides Tavern. Sherri says about her painting style, “I enjoy using interesting shapes and edges, strong value, and pure pigments with each piece.” More of Sherri’s work can be viewed on her website, www.sherribails.com.

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Morso is located in Gig Harbor WA at 9014 Peacock Hill Ave. Striving to bring great music and art to their blend of culinary influences from around the world. Telephone 253-530-3463 www.morsowinebar.com.

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