Sherry Orchard was born and raised in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley of Southeastern Washington state.
A self taught artist, she has experimented with many different mediums but prefers the versatility, bright colors and quick drying time of acrylics.
She loves to try new things and has found a fascinating painting surface on feathers. Her feather paintings represent her love of the West. Sherry's favorite subjects include heart stopping rodeo action to serene images of the wildlife found only in the great American wilderness. She uses many types of feathers for her work such as wild turkey and peacock. Her creations range from tiny single feather pieces to large multi feather paintings that are the focal point of a room.
Sherry’s work has been exhibited at many juried shows and festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her paintings have been purchased by collectors across the U.S. and from as far away as England, France and Australia. Her art is available through Wild West Designs in Jackson Hole, WY and Copper Sun Gallery in Bigfork, MT. Sherry has been featured in publications such as Mid Columbia magazine and in various regional media articles.
Living in the foothills of the Blue Mountains enables her to have an up close view of wildlife on a daily basis whether it's an elk herd taking a shortcut through her backyard or watching a black bear wander through her pasture, each day offers a new and inspiring painting opportunity. She always keeps a camera handy to capture those unexpected moments.