Sherry Orchard was born and raised in the beautiful Walla Walla Valley of Southeastern Washington state.
A self-taught artist, she has experimented with many different mediums but prefers the versatility, vivid colors and quick drying time of acrylics.
She loves to try new things and has found a fascinating painting surface on feathers. Her feather paintings represent her love of the West and the wildlife that roam there. Sherry’s favorite subjects include heart stopping rodeo action to serene images of the wildlife found only in the great American wilderness. She uses various types of feathers for her work such as turkey, goose and peacock. Her creations range from tiny single feather pieces to large multi feather paintings that are the focal point of a room.
Sherry’s work has been exhibited at many juried shows, festivals and galleries throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her paintings have been purchased by collectors across the U.S. and from as far away as England, France and Australia. She has been featured in publications such as Mid Columbia magazine, PBS’s Northwest Profiles and in various media articles.
Living in the foothills of the Blue Mountains enables her to have an up-close view of wildlife on a daily basis whether it’s an elk taking a shortcut through her backyard or watching a black bear wander through her pasture, each day offers a potential future painting. Along with abundant wildlife to inspire her, the near proximity to cattle ranches and world class rodeos gives her additional opportunities for new painting ideas. She always keeps a camera handy to capture those unexpected moments.