About

Sherborder

My career training skills have been honed in commercial and fine art, photography, digital print and web publishing, and business-communications.
My background and training is in Commercial Art and Fine Art. I chose to showcase both my Creative Arts under one website (Sherron.ca /Art by Sherron.com.)

It is in my nature to be versatile, and I appreciate the variety and flexibility of paint, print, and pixel.  My goal is to give my work a sense of movement and meaning and a journey that is guided with the discipline and format used in commercial art and with a passion for the freedom of fine art.

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CERTIFICATION

  • Capilano College Commercial Art Program Certificate- Vancouver
  • Corporate Communications Training College- Vancouver:Business Communications Diploma and Digital Print and Web Publishing Diploma
  • Professional’s in Transition – a business development series

COMMISSIONED PAINTINGS

If you are interested in purchasing or commissioning a piece of artwork please contact me.

Behind the artwork is a story. Please click on the links below.

 The Old Town Center in White Rock

Commissioned watercolor of a street scene in White Rock before development
 The Waterfront Drift – East meets West

The Waterfront Drift - watercolor

 The Dogwoods

Commissioned Watercolor

 

 

 

 

JURIED PAINTINGS

1984: The Federation Art Gallery chose one of my paintings for a touring marine exhibition.

2011: This watercolor painting of the waterfront of White Rock was selected for the cover of the 2011 Tourism White Rock Art Calendar.

White Rock Tourism Calendar-2011

2013:‘Savannah- Hope At The Grassroots’. This arylic painting was selected by the jury for the African grandmothers and the orphans in their care, through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Competition for acceptance, was rigorous and many worthy entries were turned away.The entries were scored based on the following criteria: Visual Aesthetic, Interest/Intrigue, Craftsmanship, and Relevance to the theme.

The selected artworks were published in the art exhibition companion books ‘Celebrating African Grandmothers, Heroes of the Continent’. The nine month exhibition toured throughout Western Canada, from June 1, 2013– Feb. 28, 2014.

Savannah- Hope at the Grass Roots

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 Enjoy my family, friends

 Actively pursuing my health

 Enjoy painting, photography, walking, dancing, biking

 Love to go to the beach’s and the forest’s surrounding the Peninsula

 Appreciation for music and the arts

 Very active in my community

PUBLISHED WORKS

  • The Quest Magazine 2000 & 2001: Paintings selected for the Covers.
  • Illustration published in 2002: Bridal Trends Bonus Book.
  • Photography published on the “Spirit of the Sea” web site for White Rock 2005- 2009.
  • Photography published in the NOW newspaper in Surrey, BC.
  • Photography & painting published in 2006-2010: “Discover White Rock and South Surrey magazine”.
  • Waterfront painting of White Rock was selected for the cover of the 2011 Tourism White Rock Art Calendar.
  • Waterfront painting displayed as header on the Arts section of the White Rock City website.
  • Acrylic painting “Savannah” published in the art exhibition companion books “Celebrating African Grandmothers, Heroes of the Continent” art exhibition and 9 month tour  from June 1, 2013– Feb. 28, 2014
  • Photography published in the Peace Arch News 2013 for the Kidzone of the Spirit of the Sea Festival

QUALIFIED BY

 Very creative with excellent work ethics, careful and thorough work habits

 Work well with no supervision (self motivated) and team player

 Enthusiastic and a strong ability to interact well with others

 Ability to adapt to change and to withstand the pressure of meeting deadlines

TESTIMONIES

TESTIMONIES

“A blending of commercial influenced and aesthetic expression – the technique of painting is informal, part gesture, part light and shade and colour. The overall impression is of intense energy and supreme stylishness.”

Alex Brown, Arts Reporter, Peach Arch News

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The Federation Art Gallery chose one of my paintings for a touring marine exhibition. “The painting is outstanding in that it breaks the rules of colour combining-and yet works beautifully” read the jury’s appraisal of her work.
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“Sherron has been a wonderful artist to work with. She has produced several great commissioned paintings that I have given as cultural exchange gifts to my Japanese student tour groups, as well as pieces for my own home. Thanks Sherron.”

Leighton Akin, President, CanadaStay Holdings Inc.

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“Sherron Fairbairn is a human artistic impression. She was put on earth to transfer her talent from thought to canvas and view finder to photo paper. She has been doing various works of art and photography for me and my business for over 15 years. No one takes more care and compassion in their work than Sherron. Very glad that she has come into her own and gifting the world with her God given talent.”

Karen Nelson from Eat It Up Organics.

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Your beautiful art work, “Savannah” We are so grateful and appreciative of your contribution to our exhibition. Tour nine months starting June 1-2013 through February 28-2014.  As you are aware, the 40 pieces of art toured to 14 cities in Western Canada and raised funds and awareness of the plight of African grandmothers in each stop along the way. Your paintingsold for $680 at the Royal City Gogos art auction on Friday, March 7. As a result of the tour and the auction, approximately $50,000 will have been sent to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Thank you. It was also our great pleasure to meet you. Your warmth and enthusiasm for our work was wonderful. What a truly great spirit you are!
Warm regards,
Janine Reid
Royal City Gogos art show committee
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We have been a “British Importer” retail store for a number of years. We needed to get a message out through the web media on the products and services we had to offer. We have found that using radio, newspapers, community papers, other forms of advertising they have a one time exposure. We contacted Sherron Fairbairn to create a You Tube presentation.

We started with a few photos and ideas that I originally had and Sherron took the material and made it come alive. She has the skill and ability to make customers see your products and services as you want them seen. The worlds economy is tight and businesses have to get a return on their advertising or promotional dollar and I found with Sherron’s efforts I got great value for my dollar. If you have an idea, product or service that you want better exposed either through the print media or through the web media I would highly recommend Sherron Fairbairn as the person to undertake your project.
Regards
Steve McVittie
Owner & President
The Celtic Treasure Chest

www.celtictreasurechest.ca www.britisheuropeanimports.ca

VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Valley Women’s Network Group – The White Rock Chapter 2001- Board member Newsletter – design newsletter & ads, director & editing, sales for ads, collect and wrote content.
  • Team Diabetes – 2004 – Helped client (It Up Ltd.) fundraising event with a Salmon BBQ for Team Diabetes
  • The Semiahmoo First Nation Salmon Festival 2005 – Photographed the day event.
  • The Sea Festival in White Rock – 2005 – Year long commitment of this 2 day event–
    •  Chair member
    •  Web site design – designer, copywriting, artwork
    •  Designed 2 newspaper ads to promote the Festival.
    • Designed street signage for the festival directory
    •  Assisted in promoting the the First Nation involvement in the Festival
    • Assisted with the Parade set up. There were 70 entries involved
    •  Photographed the 2 day event. (extensive coverage from East to West Beach)
  • The Morgan Place 2006– Seniors Home
  • Board Member at the Arcadian 2008- 2011 (Landscape and Irrigation system)
  • The Arts Economic Committee for White Rock, 2012: Board Member
  • The Cultural Committee Task Force for White Rock, 2014: Board Member