Sheri Bakes’ paintings explore light and atmospheric motion in nature, as well as simultaneously layering the landscape and our internal translation of what the eye perceives. She uses small, open brushstrokes to create movement and a luminous quality in her work, often abstracting landscapes with a blending of foreground and background.
Bakes holds a BFA and Diploma from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC and a Diploma from the Malapsina University-College, Nanaimo, BC. She has also studied at Vancouver Art Therapy Institute and has shown her work in the United States and Canada, as well as the United Kingdom. Bakes has been the recipient of awards including the Liquitex Award of Excellence and several Awards of Excellence in recognition of her artistic skill from Malaspina University College.. Her paintings are part of private collections across the world including that of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, Emaar Properties in Dubai, UAE, and Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto, ON.