SHERREE VALENTINE DAINES (b. 1957)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Limited Edition Print (7/850)
in pencil Bottom RHS (blind stamp)
500mm x 330mm
740mm x 600mm
The 'Henley Royal Regatta' is a rowing event held annually on the River Thames by the town of Henley-on-Thames, England. It was established on 26 March 1839.
This is a beautiful signed Limited Edition Print by the well know contemporary artist Sherree Valentine Daines. The print is of Henley Regatta, with all its hustle and bustle. The scene depicts a number of ladies and gentlemen in hats socialising on the river bank on the LHS with a few boats and punts in the foreground ready to get involved in the royal occasion. Views of the regatta are depicted down the river with flags and bunting.
The scene of the Regatta has lots going on with the crowds and small groups of people, so beautifully observed, and shows her skilled impressionist style with the dappled light filtering through the trees and the glistening of the water on the surface of the river with a kaleidoscope of colours – really bringing this annual summers day event to life
Born in 1959 in Effingham, United Kingdom, Sherree worked as legal secretary in London before pursuing a degree in painting from the Epsom School of Art. The artist's works are in the collections of the former Prime Minister Sir John Major and members of the British royal family.
Sherree Valentine Daines is the face of modern British impressionism. Sherree’s art frequently captures quintessentially British summer events, such as Royal Ascot and the Henley Regatta. Her work frequently features elegant ladies enjoying their summer surroundings, often with a glass of champagne close by. The sense of happiness, harmony and well-being is palpable. Sherree Valentine Daines is an accomplished portrait painter. In fact, the Daily Express called her the ‘artist to the stars’. She has painted luminaries such as Joanna Lumley, Michael Parkinson and Jonny Wilkinson. People like Sherree to paint their portraits because her impressionistic tendencies smooth out their hard edges, while still maintaining a high level of detail. When Sherree paints children, she always manages to capture their innocence, joy and playfulness. The settings where she paints her subjects, beaches, sun-drenched fields, create beautiful and evocative images.
As one of the UK's most formidable contemporary artists Sherree has an impressive track record of exhibitions at such venues as the Tate Gallery, the Barbican, the New English Art Club and the Lord's Museum. Her unquestionable virtuosity has made her a favourite with many celebrity collectors including members of the British Royal Family. Famous names in the world of show-business have sat for her including Joanna Lumley and Michael Parkinson.
Sherree has exhibited regularly at the:
Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Laing Landscape Exhibition
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours
Royal Watercolour Society
Barbican Centre in London (one man show)
Also at the:
Hesketh Hubbard Art Society
Olympic Games Exhibition
Exhibition for Youth
New English Art Club
National Society of Painters
United Society of Painters