About Sherri

Sherri Carter is a landscape painter whose style is best described as impressionist, with influences of tonalism. Her elegant landscapes reveal an underlying emotion, simplified composition, neutral hues, and understated subject matter, and viewers readily identify with the tranquility of the work. Sherri’s paintings reflect her deep fondness for the outdoors, and viewers often feel the warm sunlight on the trail or the grasses blowing in the breeze. Collectors don't just view the paintings -- they feel united with them.

Sherri has a background in Graphic Design and worked at major design firms in San Francisco and Washington, DC, before becoming a full-time painter in 2008. Her outdoor studies are influenced by daily inspirations found around her home in Idaho and during her travels throughout the United States and abroad. In the studio, some scenes are recaptured in a larger format as she blends her own unique style with her outdoor experience.

Sherri is inspired by the works of Sam Hyde Harris, Andrew Wyeth, Robert Twatchman, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, and her paintings represent years of evolution in style and influence. These works embody a warm, neutral palette, soft atmospheric depth of field, compelling composition, and strong visual unity that, together, have become a distinctive trademark of her paintings.


2018: “Emerging Artist Finalist” Art Muse Competition October 2018

2018: “Second Place” Eagle Plein Air Competition

2017: “Third Place,” American Impressionist Society Plein Air “Wet Wall” Competition sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine

2017: “Merit Award of Excellence,” Eagle Plein Air Competition

2016: “Member with Distinction Award,” American Women Artists

2010: “Award of Merit,” Boise Plein Air Competition.

2009: “Best Animal/Wildlife Painting,” Idaho Paints Idaho show sponsored by the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

2008: “Best of Show,” Boise Art Museum Art in the Park


American Impressionist Society

American Women Artists

Plein Air Painters of Idaho