About Maddy Sherman

 

Maddy is an award winning acrylic artist from Menomonee Falls, WI.  Now in Aiken, SC.  Here's her story...

"Aside from high school art classes and a couple of classes at WCTC, I am a self taught artist.  My mother was an artist who worked in oils and acrylics.  She exposed me to the art world early through her paintings, and the art shows in which she participated.

 

I've always loved to draw but never really had time to paint.  Then, in 2010 I became very ill, suffering from a nervous breakdown and severe depression.  I started painting as therapy.  It made the thoughts in my brain stop going around in circles.  It gave me peace.  I guess when God takes something away with one hand, he gives with another.  Ever since then, I have become an avid acrylic painter.  I thank God every day for the wonderful gift of art he has given me.  Acrylics offer an ease of clean up and portability, and allow me to work in a variety of locations.  I have also dabbled in charcoal, pastels, oils and watercolors.    In 2014, I added mural work to my repertoire."

 

 

Philosophy:

 

There is so much beauty in nature and the things all around us!  I enjoy painting the simple things that we don't stop to appreciate as much as we should.  Art is therapeutic for me, and allows me to get lost in whatever wonderful world I am creating at that moment.