Digital Painting, Giclee Print on Canvas, Gallery Wrapped
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Shari Cookson takes artistic cues from lived experiences and imaginative interpretation. She creates digitally painted canvases with an intimate and emotive quality, featuring themes of humanity, diversity and our relationship to one another and the world around us. She approaches her subject matter through figurative representation, expressionistic and abstract details and experimental technique. With a passion for mixing color, texture and form in unexpected ways, she sees digital painting as a boundlessly open universe that constantly evolves.
Her lyrical series of paintings documenting our recent political landscape led to the publishing of her first book, “The Unrequited Voter – An Artist’s Journey Through Russia’s Meddling, Culture Wars and Donald Trump.” She is also an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker whose journeys to record her subjects’ lives have given her a deep palette of perspectives to incorporate into her painting. She lives in Los Angeles, California and often includes Southern California references in her art.