Sherree Valentine Daines
Britain's leading modern impressionist
Sherree enjoys a position at the forefront of British art, and has done for many years. She has been variously described as ‘the face of modern British impressionism’, ‘artist to the stars’, (Daily Express) and ‘the finest figurative artist we have here in the UK” (Art of England). Technically brilliant, stylistically virtuosic and endlessly vigilant, she creates masterly evocations of some of the most beautiful elements of British life, from the elegance of the social whirl to the innocence of the children’s seaside outing. The authenticity and accuracy of her observation is softened by her painterly, impressionistic approach, her subtle hand blending each detail into a creation of captivating timelessness.
Her exquisite paintings have been exhibited at such prestigious venues as the Tate Gallery, the Barbican, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Laing Landscape Exhibition, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society, the New English Art Club, the National Society of Painters, the United Society of Painters and the Pastel Society. Sherree’s work is also in the Lord’s Museum and is held in many private collections all over the world.
Sherree’s unquestionable virtuosity has made her a favourite with many celebrity collectors including members of the British Royal Family and former Prime Minister Sir John Major. Many famous names in the world of show-business have sat for her including Joanna Lumley, John Sessions and Sir Michael Parkinson. She was also commissioned to paint portraits of Jonny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson for a pair of commemorative Limited Editions (signed by both artist and player). Her most recent portrait featured Sebastian Coe (Lord Coe).
Sherree is both the critic’s choice and the people’s choice, winning many high profile awards, and she has been officially voted the UK’s leading Modern Impressionist. A familiar face on our televisions she has appeared in programmes as varied as ‘To the Manor Bowen’ and ‘This Morning’; this autumn she was seen painting a £75,000 commission of a society bride in Channel 4’s documentary, ‘How the Rich Get Hitched’, and the reaction of the bride put all the other extraordinary elements of her wedding in the shade!