Aug 25, 2013

British impressionist Artist | Sherree Valentine-Daines | 1956

Sherree was born in Effingham, Surrey, Britain. At the age of 18 she began work as a legal secretary in London. Realizing the quality of the idle sketches she drew on her legal pads, it became clear that she had a talent for drawing. Valentine-Daines studied fine art at Epsom School of Art for 4 years, leaving in 1980. It was during her time at art school that she developed an interest in painting figures. After graduating, she spent the first summer in Cornwall, painting villages, harbours and beaches and most of all the people. She has also been known to paint the busy streets of London, especially showing passersby hailing cabs, looking around markets or leaving the theatre. 

Sherree has had considerable success in her career, her colorful impressionist paintings appeal to a worldwide clientele making her a favorite with many celebrity collectors including members of the British Royal Family. Many famous people have sat for her including Joanna Lumley and Michael Parkinson. She was televised painting the England cricket team and was also the official artist to the Rugby World Cup, producing commemorative portraits of Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson. Her recent projects have included the publication of ‘First Impressions’, a stunning hardback book celebrating her life and career. Her work has been widely exhibited, selling through many of the top London Galleries and at venues including - The Royal Academy, The Barbican, Lord’s.

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