Artist
Drew McSherry Halifax, Canada

Drew McSherry finds inspiration in the paranormal and the darker parts of life. His images contain a sense of the macabre and oftentimes feel fantastical. He currently lives in California and has been influenced by artists like Eugéne Carriére and Odilon Redon. Fun fact: when he’s not painting, he is working on a series of children’s books.

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    About The Artist

    Drew McSherry finds inspiration in the paranormal and the darker parts of life. His images contain a sense of the macabre and oftentimes feel fantastical. He currently lives in California and has been influenced by artists like Eugéne Carriére and Odilon Redon. Fun fact: when he’s not painting, he is working on a series of children’s books.

    Artist Statement

    I am inspired by discovery. I believe that I do not create images, I discover them. I seek to help others discover their own interpretations and stories in my artwork. This is more important to me than questioning what I think and feel as an artist. Using mainly oils and graphic mediums, I work in a subtractive method. With erasers, cloth, and my own fingers, I excavate an image that appears in the lighter areas.

    Discovery is an important theme in my artwork. I discover images rather than create them and I seek to help others discover their own interpretations and stories through my artwork. However, as a teacher I extend this concept of discovery to helping students discover their own skills and abilities while teaching. Both art and learning is about discovery, students enter a classroom and discover new facts and information, and discovery is fueled by questions. Students must be able to ask the right kind of questions both internally and externally to discover new information. For example, in my artwork I lay down a tone of medium (charcoal and paint). I then move the media around with my hand and search for the image. Throughout this part of the process I continually ask myself "what could this be?" Finally when the image comes and I begin drawing it out with further questions until I receive the answer to what I am looking for. This process has its equivalent with students. As a teacher I see students as full of potential and I seek to draw that potential out through challenging curriculum that fosters questioning over answers. Answers are meaningless. It's the question that is important.

    Artist Background

    Academy of Art University
    Master of Fine Arts, 2008

    Loyola Marymount

    Bachelor of Arts, 2003

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    Hear What Collectors Say About Drew's Work

    commentsJoyride
    V Holman purchased this artwork. 9/20/2018 | 1:34 PM

    Drew McSherry is a consummate artist who tells a brilliant story with every piece. I love his work.

    commentsThe Amputee
    B Pabon purchased this artwork. 5/6/2017 | 9:54 PM

    Best buy ever. Although FEDEX should not have stepped on package.

    commentsHorses in a Forest
    V Holman purchased this artwork. 9/16/2015 | 12:42 PM

    This is a wonderful piece. Mr. McSherry has captured both quiet and mystery in a timeless setting. His obvious knowledge of classic art and his amazing technique create powerful images, seemingly effortlessly, with sensitivity to the play of light that establishes our perceptions and effects mood. This is one of three works that I have and each of them exhibits both the skill of Mr. McSherry and the artistry that is uniquely his.

    Drew McSherry 8/5/2013 | 1:50 PM

    Thank you K. King your words give me inspiration and I am glad I was able to make you happy with my work.

    commentsHaunted Figures
    K King purchased this artwork. 8/3/2013 | 7:30 AM

    I love this piece more than I can say! The texture and mood is exquisite (in person) than can be shown online. I will cherish this work until my dying day and pass it down as an heirloom in my family. I'm taking it to the gallery to have it framed today and when that is complete I'll post a picture of it on ugallery.com. Much thanks for your talent and vision, Drew! _K. King_ :)

    commentsHaunted Figures
    K King 7/11/2013 | 5:50 PM

    I find your charcoals quite impressive, somewhat mysterious and so very well done. Great work indeed! :)

    Drew McSherry 6/19/2013 | 3:21 PM

    8 weeks until my book comes out. So Excited!!!!

    Drew McSherry 6/16/2013 | 1:30 PM

    Come visit the Terrance the Trapezoid Facebook page and like it. Positive energy helps

    Drew McSherry 6/8/2013 | 1:28 PM

    Planning our book tour!!!

    Drew McSherry 6/3/2013 | 9:35 PM

    Book is finally completed. Look out for Terrance the Trapezoid when it hits stores late summer early fall. Also look for my wife and I as we cross the country touring our book. Will keep you updated

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