Daune Sheri, an accomplished Connecticut portrait artist, describes her work as emotive realism – a style of art that evokes an emotional response from the viewer by subtly stimulating an emotion, memory or mood.
Her passion for art began early in life. Daune, one of the younger of five children, although born in Connecticut, being a daughter to a career military family, was subjected to seven household moves around the country during her first ten years of life. Having new faces, new friends pass through her life too quickly with these moves, brought an appreciation to value small details, to embrace idiosyncrasies, to be certain this one life did not go unnoticed or forgotten and she learned to capture this in her portrait and figurative artwork.
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Daune Sheri uses a process of as many as thirty to forty veiled washes of watercolor on clay board to create her portrait paintings. By using small brushes, she works to achieve beautiful fluid glazes, delicate translucency and intricate detail.
Her portraits are painted with Daniel Smith Watercolors on Ampersand Aquabord, a museum series board coated with kaolin or porcelain clay. Once the painting is complete, she seals the artwork with UV archival varnish so the painting is ready to hang, no need for mat, glass or frame.
"Daune, the portrait is beautiful and we are so happy that you chose our daughter to create this wonderful piece of art work. The portrait proudly hangs in our living room for all to enjoy. Thank you so much for this wonderful piece. You really captured the true spirit of our daughter."
"I can't imagine possessing such talent! It's clear that you love what you do and, if I may take the liberty of speaking first-hand the magic you create, your art allows us to feel a range of heart-warming emotions: admiration, respect, joy, awe, gratitude, happiness... You have no idea the impact, the effect of your natural abilities. Merely thinking about your creations brings a smile to my face! I am so touched by your kind, thoughtful nature and gracious heart. I absolutely loved working with you, chatting with you, and witnessing first-hand the grace, tolerance and professionalism of a consummate artist in her element! It was truly an honor."