Sheryl Intrator Urman
Creating vibrant, expressive works of art is an outlet for me to convey my passion to the world. The materials I use: oils, acrylics, glazes, resins, epoxy, glass and other materials add to my mixed media works. My chosen palette is wood. When working with narratives on wood, I feel that G-d is helping me see the figures in the wood and guiding me toward creating my paintings. I can’t explain the excitement I feel while using wood, a living thing. The process of trying to capture the images is amazing. I find that working on wood brings my ideas to life; I use the grain which helps guide my hand and ideas.
My work is an expressive outlet for me which ranges from religious narratives to abstracts. I have a love of the outdoors which results in landscape series in New York City settings or Bridges around Manhattan, to the lush landscapes in New Jersey. My art work reflects the world around me, as I see it. I want to capture ideas and moments to share with the viewers. It is my goal to provoke deep, positive reactions to my work.
I am influenced by my many visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and have found that many of my works resemble techniques or styles of Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt and Pablo Picasso.
I find that the rich color of gold ties my works together. Gold represents a rich color of warmth and optimism which I identify with and want in my paintings.