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Sheryl Thomas

Sheryl Thomas Fine Art

Chicago, IL

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As a photographic artist, I am inspired by the everyday scenes of life: nature, people, architecture. I see beauty in simple things - the intersection of angles and the lines of a building, the way a tree reaches toward the sky, the colors of the seasons. With camera in hand I traverse the city and countryside, capturing people and places as I see them in my mindís eye. Photography is a creative outlet that allows me to take what I have photographed and play with colors and effects to make it something more than what the lens captured or to simply represent the beauty of a thing as it is. For me, photography is a great uniter: everyone takes photos and I find it is a wonderful way to start a conversation with people. I shoot with a Nikon D300s and a variety of lenses. I am self taught and have been seriously shooting for the last 4 years. Iíve learned through trial and error, experimentation, emulation, innovation, and spending time with photographers whom i respect and who are generous with their coaching and advice. I keep current in new techniques but I am also inspired by great 20th and 21st century photographers such as Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Gordon Parks, Henri Cartier Besson and landscape photographer Peter Lik. My father was a photographer and it may be that I was destined to pick up a camera and start shooting. I think he would be proud I have followed in his footsteps.

I currently live in Chicago's Wicker Park/Ukrainian Village area with my two dogs, Taz and Spike. My work has been exhibited at The Carlos Jimenez Gallery in Wicker Pakr, Galleria 1712, D Vision, Janikís in Ukrainian Village, the Charles H Wright Museum of African American Historyin Detroit, MicHIGAN, and I have an exhibit in Lisbon Portugal at the Galeria Colorida starting November 2012. I have been published in Capture My Chicago and Heritage Magazine, a magazine published by the US Dept. of the Interior for it's National Parks, as well as other local and national publications and one of my photos has been the cover art for Home Sweet Sanctuary: Idlewild Families Celebrate a Century by Dr. Gloria House. I also do freelance work for a sports photography company as well as write about photography and Chicago events in the Examiner.com.

 

Flamingo Dancing by Sheryl Thomas

 

Waterfront by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Aqua by Sheryl Thomas

 

Looking up at Water by Sheryl Thomas

 

A Flame by Sheryl Thomas

 

Lilly by Sheryl Thomas

 

Sweet ORchid by Sheryl Thomas

 

My Yellow Flower by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Perfect Rose by Sheryl Thomas

 

Spiral Petals by Sheryl Thomas

 

Blazing Tulip by Sheryl Thomas

 

Faded Rose by Sheryl Thomas

 

Water Nymph by Sheryl Thomas

 

A Pastoral Scene by Sheryl Thomas

 

A River Seen in Fall by Sheryl Thomas

 

Change of Perspective by Sheryl Thomas

 

A River Runs Through It by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Golden Tree by Sheryl Thomas

 

Cows Like Fall Too by Sheryl Thomas

 

The colors of Fall by Sheryl Thomas

 

Fall at the Lake by Sheryl Thomas

 

Lakeside Sunset by Sheryl Thomas

 

A View From the Dock by Sheryl Thomas

 

Little Cottage on the Lake by Sheryl Thomas

 

Pere Marquette in Fall by Sheryl Thomas

 

Red Barn by Sheryl Thomas

 

After the Harvest by Sheryl Thomas

 

Down a Country Road by Sheryl Thomas

 

Water Nymph 2 by Sheryl Thomas

 

Red Leaves in Fall by Sheryl Thomas

 

Man Walking in Wrigley Plaza with Sea Gulls Flying by Sheryl Thomas

 

Palmer House Staircase by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Spiral Staircase by Sheryl Thomas

 

Red Red Rose 2 by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Winding Staircase by Sheryl Thomas

 

Red Hooded Woodpecker 2 by Sheryl Thomas

 

Looking Up the Staircase by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Loop by Sheryl Thomas

 

STATE STREET Scene - 1 by Sheryl Thomas

 

Chicago Fog by Sheryl Thomas

 

Another View of Navy Pier by Sheryl Thomas

 

Sailing Takes Me Away by Sheryl Thomas

 

Hancock Over the Pier by Sheryl Thomas

 

Navy Pier by Sheryl Thomas

 

Golden Sails by Sheryl Thomas

 

Light House by Sheryl Thomas

 

Play Misty for Me by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Lion-arted by Sheryl Thomas