Artist: Sherri Johnson
Title of piece: “FRESH PICKED”
Inspiration behind piece: This work is based on a photo taken of my eldest daughter, Erin, in Fort Myers over spring break about 20 years ago. We both love strawberries and we had just returned from the berry farm.
Art is both my livelihood and passion. I have taught art in the Warsaw school system for over 30 years. Twenty-seven years of my career have been spent at Edgewood Middle School. I am an avid cyclist and manage an Etsy shop, bikeartandcrafts. Here I feature work with bike subjects exclusively.
What is your favorite medium?
My favorite medium varies with the subject matter. I really do enjoy any medium that involves color and a brush. “Fresh Picked” is a fabric batik that I enhanced with hand embroidery. My paternal grandmother taught me to embroider as a child and I love being able to incorporate it with my batiks. I can’t remember ever NOT having the urge to create and design!
Where do you prefer to work on your art?
At home in my kitchen or studio/art room.
What inspires you most?
Family, nature and travel inspire me.
Who is/are you biggest supporters?
My family and special friends Elaine, Shawna and Terri. Also Professor Steve Batzka of Manchester College as he introduced me to batik.
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