Yesterday, while painting in the studio, I felt a substantial amount of gratitude for two people here in town: Kevin Head, and Stand Rath.
Kevin Head is the master mind behind Kroma Artists Acrylics, down in The Net Loft, on Granville Island. Although I work in oils, I rely heavily on Kroma's high quality gesso and Escoda brushes from Spain. Not to mention the dose of positive calm that Kevin manages to dish out every time I see him. http://www.kromaacrylics.com/sitemap.html
Stan Rath is another person I depend on. Stan builds all my stretchers, and provides me with Holbein and Kama pigments. As well as any sketch books, pens or introductions to Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun (!)
Spending long hours in the studio offers little opportunity for social interaction. I value these two people. Not only for the essentials they provide, but for their dedication and love of art, kindness and generosity of spirit they share.
Sheri Bakes received a BFA from the Emily Carr University in 1998, and began exhibiting with the Bau-Xi Gallery in 2002.
Exhibitions of her work can be found at the Bau-Xi Gallery in Vancouver and Toronto, the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle and Cella Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Her work has been placed in numerous private collections across North America and Europe, and in permanent collections such as Emaar Properties, Dubai, UAE, Enuciate Conferencing, Toronto Dominion Bank, Vancouver General Hospital, and St. Paul's Hospital.
Sheri Bakes lives and works in Vancouver B.C., Canada.