Sherri Willett: Artist Feature

Sherri Willett Mixed Media Artist

South Haven, Michigan


Artist Bio I got involved with South Haven Center for the arts in 2017. I met some great gals who love to meet once a week and create art together. They invited me to come along and I am so glad I did. I began volunteering at the S.H.C.A. right away. As I began to finish art pieces, I had the amazing opportunity to put a few in the members only showing. What a great experience! As I learn more about the impact of art I am inspired to support this great effort in our community.

Artist Statement I have always been a crafter, sewer, knitter and crocheter. I have had a total of two mini art classes in the past. I got inspired to paint after a powerful prayer experience in 2016, where I painted this incredible scene onto the canvas before me. A desire began deep in my soul to put more of these images from my prayer times onto canvas. Between the encouragement from my friends to try new mediums, I discovered I like them all! So, I create using every medium I have and my active prayer life as inspiration.

Favorite Art Tool I would have to say, Liquitex matt medium. I can prepare any surface I want to create on. It’s a glue and a sealer....I go through a lot of it.

These photos are my first pieces to hang at the members only showing. The first is a chapel at GilChrist retreat center, where I have spent a lot of time in prayer. The second picture is myself kneeling in prayer and a montage of meaningful pieces surrounding me.

To view more of Sherri's work, visit the online member exhibition, Setting Stones.