SHERREE VALENTINE DAINES
Sherree was born in Effingham in Surrey and studied fine art at the Epsom School of Art. As soon as she graduated she set about persuading local institutions to exhibit her work and her success was immediate. She came to the notice of the art world and won a number of accolades including the ‘Young Artist of the Year’ Award from the Royal Society.
Sherree’s impressionistic approach gives a painterly charm to her figurative compositions and these enduring pieces have a captivating elegance that has attracted an international following of collectors including several members of the British Royal Family. She has undertaken several prestigious commissions including one from the MCC to paint the Ashes series at each of the test grounds. Many famous names in the world of show business have sat for her including Joanna Lumley, John Sessions and Michael Parkinson and she was also commissioned to paint portraits of Jonny Wilkinson and Martin Johnson for a pair of commemorative Limited Editions celebrating England’s World Cup Victory; the original of Wilkinson was bought by Jonny himself.
She has exhibited at 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.