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About the Artist

SHERRIE HILL-ROSCHE`, B.F.A. 

As Artist-In-Residence for a North Carolina Wildlife and Nature Park, Sherrie Rosche's oil paintings reflect the inspiration that those exotic creatures have given to her. 

Since she was young, animals have been a central part of her life and now they have taken center stage both in her daily life and in her art.

Her work is powerful, full of robust colors and striking impact...built around action and still moments of the exotic animals that fill her life. When looking at the work, the viewer feels the spirit and force that these creatures have shared with her. 

Having spent many years as an oil portrait painter of humans, dog portraits, seascapes and landscapes, she realistically gathers her experience of style, medium, studies of the Master's, colors and form, to flower in this environment of rare creatures. 

Working in cycles, the portraits of wild animals keep returning to her created world through drawings and oil paintings.

"The eyes follow me, everywhere!" is often heard when someone sees her works of tigers and lions in the Big Cat series.  


Sherrie Hill-Rosche studied art at several very fine schools in the Midwest (Antioch College and The Dayton Art Institute) and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from Rutgers University.  She studied privately for two years with master oil painters of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Her works are in private and public collections around the country and she has had several one-woman shows in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City.  Sherrie’s monumental mural works done in the late 1970’s are scattered about in various institutions, halls and buildings throughout the state of New Jersey.  Her 30 ft. mural, done with fellow artist, Helen Megahan, for the N.J. State Cultural and Heritage Commission's "Art for Public Places" has been considered a masterpiece by the noted art critic David Place Bryant who said: "The work connects directly to the soul, the heart, and heals the mind."  

No stranger to portraiture work, she was commissioned to do the portrait of the Congressman of the State of New Jersey, James Florio, portraits of  Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, as well as noted celebrities in the music field.  She also has had her work published in "The Quintessence Magazine", Rutgers University Press, Guru Publications, Next Generation Publishing and The Aura Care Institute.  Presently she is working on her own book of drawings and paintings to be released in September of 2013, as well as portrait commissions. 

She has given workshops on the Arts for many private and public organizations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey and taught drawing to both children and adults at the Gloucester County Parks and Recreations, Gloucester County College, as well as critiqued artists and managed the large Art Collection for the Cultural and Heritage Commission of New Jersey.

Formal portraiture was always her forte. After many years in the center of the art world, she has moved to her secluded country home with her husband in North Carolina where she has become well known for her portraits of wild animals and endangered species. Designated the Artist-In-Residence for a Zoo and Nature Park in North Carolina's Triangle, she has had the privilege of studying the nature of many exotic creatures, which has flowered into a series of Wildlife Paintings for the past several years.

In addition to her work on The Living World of Art, Sherrie is presently working on oil paintings featuring historical sites and landscapes of North Carolina.

After rearing two really extraordinary  kids into Professionals with their own family,  homes and lives, she is working full time painting and teaching drawing, she and husband Mark, wildlife photographer, videographer and business partner, are also surrounded by their family of four Irish Setters." These four big guys are blessing in our lives. Our furry "kids" have traceable champion genetics back 15 generations with photos, and our senior boy is nephew to England's Crufts winner of 1998, and our female show dog is of a great line of Westminster champion R.O.M. dogs.  It doesn't get better than that."  She says smiling, "I haven't even been able to go back in our own human lineage reliably that many generations!" Not only are they from fine breeding, they're also the sweetest ' little red horses' we've ever known. We are the proud owners of  Sienna Farms of Wake Forest, Irish Setters of Distinction since 1990."

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