SHERRY RHYNO

Sherry Rhyno, artist in oil and pastel. 

Pastel and Oil    Landscape and Still Life

Capturing fleeting light on a marsh, the crest of a wave, the beauty of a sand dune, or a classic still life in paint is a joy that feeds my soul like nothing else. It makes me feel whole.

Sherry loves to paint directly from life, and although she experiments in other media, her mainstays are oil and pastel.  Sherry joined Gallery 31 Fine Art back when it was located at 31 Main Street and led it to the new, modern location across the street on Main Street Square in 2011. Seven years ago, Sherry assumed sole ownership of Gallery 31 Fine Art, now entering its twentieth season.

Sherry directs the gallery and chooses the artists, displays the art, creates the marketing and advertising, engages with visitors, and manages gallery operations. She invites guests to the gallery and artists to share their ideas. "The sky is the limit. Gallery 31 is a treasure to me — the art collector's jewel.  I welcome new ideas and am open to new possibilities." 

 Sherry Rhyno,  owner and gallery director  of Gallery 31 Fine Art, believes in giving back to the community. She co-chairs the Orleans Cultural District, an distinction bestowed upon the Town of Orleans by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Sherry Rhyno, owner and gallery director of Gallery 31 Fine Art, believes in giving back to the community. She co-chairs the Orleans Cultural District, an distinction bestowed upon the Town of Orleans by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Sherry stepped down in November 2014 after serving four years as President of the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod and seven years on its Board, a non-profit organization with 250 members worldwide. She enjoyed an exciting and successful career in senior management at the University of Massachusetts, and after taking early retirement, turned to art full-time.

Sherry is honored to have studied with many of the artists she represents at Gallery 31 today, including Richard McKinley, Deb Quinn-Munson, and Jeanne Rosier Smith. To Sherry, it's all about the art and building trusting relationships with the artists and the collectors. As a painter, it's about developing the concept and enjoying the process, the getting there. "Life happens while you're 'doing other things,' so you have to savor each moment and go for the gold. Communicating through the visual speaks volumes."  

Always the educator, Sherry enjoys teaching and mentoring students, particularly in a one-on-one or small group painting experience.  Gallery visitors benefit from Sherry's knowledge and experience as an artist; she shares some of the principles and processes artists use in creating the beautiful works at the gallery.

   Winter Berries   11" x 14" oil SOLD

Winter Berries 11" x 14" oil SOLD

   Peonies   8 x 10 Oil / $475

Peonies 8 x 10 Oil / $475

   In the Spotlight   12 x 16 Oil / $850

In the Spotlight 12 x 16 Oil / $850

   Blossoming!   11 x 14 Oil with a palette knife / $750

Blossoming! 11 x 14 Oil with a palette knife / $750

   Red Berries   9 x 12 Oil $600

Red Berries 9 x 12 Oil $600

   Nature's Glory   14 x 11 Oil with Palette Knife on Board / $800

Nature's Glory 14 x 11 Oil with Palette Knife on Board / $800

   Standing Tall   11 x 14 Oil with painting knife / SOLD

Standing Tall 11 x 14 Oil with painting knife / SOLD

   Peonies   12 x 12 oil with painting knife SOLD This is part of a series. Similar paintings are available upon request.

Peonies 12 x 12 oil with painting knife SOLD This is part of a series. Similar paintings are available upon request.

   Winter Shadows   11 x 14 Pastel $750

Winter Shadows 11 x 14 Pastel $750

Other mentors who left their creative mark on Sherry along her path include landscape oil painters Don Demers and Joe Pacquet and pastelists Susan Ogilvie, Bill Hosner, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Marla Baggetta, Robert Carsten and Margaret Dyer, and still life artist in oil Daniel J. Keys, who studied with Richard Schmid, and Katherine Ann Hartley, a protegée of David Leffel.

Sherry holds college degrees from Lasell College and the University of Massachusetts, and continued her graduate study at Boston University. Education has been a part of her life always, and she continues to take workshops and to teach in order to explore new ideas and keep fresh.


   Cape Cranberry Bog   9 x 12 oil / $600

Cape Cranberry Bog 9 x 12 oil / $600

   Bukowski's, Central Square, Cambridge   12 x 18 pastel Private Collection

Bukowski's, Central Square, Cambridge 12 x 18 pastel Private Collection

 
 The painting above the hearth in this lovely home is a commissioned work in soft pastel by Sherry Rhyno. The gallery collectors were inspired by a marsh study in pastel they saw in the gallery by Sherry — a 6" x 8" piece done on location -- and asked Sherry to paint that "scene and feel" in a painting sized to suit their home at 18" high by 34" wide.

The painting above the hearth in this lovely home is a commissioned work in soft pastel by Sherry Rhyno. The gallery collectors were inspired by a marsh study in pastel they saw in the gallery by Sherry — a 6" x 8" piece done on location -- and asked Sherry to paint that "scene and feel" in a painting sized to suit their home at 18" high by 34" wide.