Sherri Bustad began painting in 1992 in California with a group of women involved in a study group of what one man thought to be the next art movement at that time. Women. We were a group of 6 working women from every walk of life painting a few hours a day together with this man as a guide. We were painting dreams, thoughts, images with colour and shapes tracking our emotions. Painting became a way to learn about myself, often decoding my own paintings. Sometimes after years a new notion of what a particular painting really was about would appear. This was for my own purpose in the beginning. I started showing my work in 1995 with great success, finally allowing others to share my emotional response to life. Thus painting turned to a profession. I believe strongly in art as a healing solution that can cross a divide between consciousness and our subconscious.
"When I learned that sperm whales sleep in columns, vertically in groups for protection, I was fascinated.
Having recently acquired the transcendet blue pigment they paint the church domes with here on Naxos where I live in Greece--I set out to capture with this blue, the regal, profound beauty of the sea and its cetaceans".
'Napping sperm Whales' 38"x38"