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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.

 

The River by Sheryl Thomas

 

No Trespassing by Sheryl Thomas

 

A River Runs Beneath by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Bridge over the River by Sheryl Thomas

 

The River in Fall by Sheryl Thomas

 

Fall on the Pere Marquette by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Long and Winding Road by Sheryl Thomas

 

In a Little Valley lies a Farm by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Fall Road by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Old Dirt Road by Sheryl Thomas

 

A Road to Travel by Sheryl Thomas

 

A Michigan Country Road by Sheryl Thomas

 

Golden Time of Year by Sheryl Thomas

 

Going Down a Country Road by Sheryl Thomas

 

Reflections on a Lake by Sheryl Thomas

 

Whose Woods are These by Sheryl Thomas

 

Sunset Over Paradise Lake by Sheryl Thomas

 

Lush by Sheryl Thomas

 

Tall Pines by Sheryl Thomas

 

Mid Day Sun Reflecting by Sheryl Thomas

 

Sunrise over Lake Idlewild by Sheryl Thomas

 

August Sky by Sheryl Thomas

 

Whose Geese by Sheryl Thomas

 

Out for an Afternoon Stroll by Sheryl Thomas

 

Fairy Woodlands by Sheryl Thomas

 

Red Headed Woodpecker by Sheryl Thomas

 

Old Country Barn by Sheryl Thomas

 

Seeing Double by Sheryl Thomas

 

Lake Michigan Lighthouse - Ludington by Sheryl Thomas

 

Guitars by Sheryl Thomas

 

Mannequins by Sheryl Thomas

 

Bubblegum by Sheryl Thomas

 

Floating by Sheryl Thomas

 

Red Red Rose by Sheryl Thomas

 

Sunflower by Sheryl Thomas

 

The Yellow Rose by Sheryl Thomas

 

Flower Burst by Sheryl Thomas

 

Yellow Blooms by Sheryl Thomas

 

Red Tulips by Sheryl Thomas

 

Purple Lilly in a Pond by Sheryl Thomas

 

Watercolor Tulips by Sheryl Thomas

 

3 lips tulips by Sheryl Thomas

 

Looking Up by Sheryl Thomas

 

Flower in Monotone by Sheryl Thomas

 

Pflower Pfunn by Sheryl Thomas

 

Orchid by Sheryl Thomas

 

Burst 2 by Sheryl Thomas

 

Burst by Sheryl Thomas