There is so much beauty in nature and 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.
"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.
Artist Biography Maddy Sherman, Fine Artist
About the Artist:
Aside from high school art and a couple of classes at WCTC, I am a self taught artist.
My mother is an artist who works in oils and acrylics. She exposed me to the art world early
through her paintings and the art shows in which she participated. Italy is one of my favorite places in
the world. My specialty is landscapes, mostly of Italy. It makes me feel like I am there living “La Dolce Vita”.
Although I am an award winning acrylic artist, I have dabbled in Watercolor and pastel as well.
The ease of clean up and portability of the acrylic medium allows me to work in a variety of locations
LMA: League of Milwaukee Artists
Wauwatosa Artists Workshop: 2010 to present, VP: 2011-2013 term President: 2014-2016
Fine Art Montage
2010 - Alfons Studio
2011 - Pewaukee Showcase of Art, Clement Manor Art Gallery
2012 & 2013 –
Art Gallery of the Guild, Wauwatosa Public Library
Hidden River Art Festival
Italian Community Center-October 2013 (Solo Show),
Hidden River Art Festival
Cedarburg Cultural Center
Richeson Art Gallery and School
Greenfield Public Library
Bridgetown Framing Gallery
Third Ward Milwaukee,
Hidden River Art Festival 2015 - Grafton Arts Mill, Leenhauts Gallery (Solo Show), Hidden River Art Festival 2016 -Art in the Park, Art on the Walk, Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, MPTV Holiday Art Fair Northbrook Art in the Park, Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival
Awards & Publications:
Blue Ribbon Award Winner 2014–Greenfield Library Show
Richeson75 Finalist 2014
Blue Ribbon Award Winner - Cedarburg Cultural Center Show
Finalist – Artists Magazine’s 31st Annual Art Competition, (over 7500 entries)
Published in the Richeson76 International Landscape, Seascape & Architecture 2014 pgs. 42 & 43
Published in Acrylicworks 2, North Light Books, (to be published Feb 2015)