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Sherree Valentine Daines, 1956 | Modern Impressionist painter

Sherree Valentine Daines was born in Effingham, Surrey. She was not always an artist, at 18 she began work as a legal secretary in London. Realising the quality of the idle sketches she drew on her legal pads, it became clear that she had a talent for drawing.
Valentine Daines studied fine art at Epsom School of Art for 4 years, leaving in 1980. It was during her time at art school that she developed an interest in painting figures.
After graduating, she spent the first summer in Cornwall, painting villages, harbours and beaches and most of all the people. She has also been known to paint the busy streets of London, especially showing passers by hailing cabs, looking around markets or leaving the theatre.

Sherree has had considerable success in her career, her colourful impressionist paintings appeal to a world wide clientele making her a favourite with many celebrity collectors including members of the British Royal Family.
Many famous people have sat for her including Joanna Lumley and Michael Parkinson. She was televised painting the England cricket team and was also the official artist to the Rugby World Cup, producing commemorative portraits of Martin Johnson and Jonny Wilkinson.
Her recent projects have included the publication of 'First Impressions', a stunning hardback book celebrating her life and career. Her work has been widely exhibited, selling through many of the top London Galleries and at venues including - The Royal Academy, The Barbican, Lord’s.

Sherree enjoys a position at the forefront of British art, and has done for many years. She has been variously described as 'the face of modern British impressionism', 'artist to the stars', (Daily Express) and 'the finest figurative artist we have here in the UK' (Art of England).

Technically brilliant, stylistically virtuosic and endlessly vigilant, she creates masterly evocations of some of the most beautiful elements of British life, from the elegance of the social whirl to the innocence of the children’s seaside outing.
The authenticity and accuracy of her observation is softened by her painterly, impressionistic approach, her subtle hand blending each detail into a creation of captivating timelessness.

Prestigious Exhibitions

Her exquisite paintings have been exhibited at such prestigious venues as the Tate Gallery, the Barbican, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Laing Landscape Exhibition, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, the Royal Watercolour Society, the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society, the New English Art Club, the National Society of Painters, the United Society of Painters and the Pastel Society. Sherree’s work is also in the Lord’s Museum and is held in many private collections all over the world.

Sherree gode di una posizione all'avanguardia nell'arte Britannica e lo ha fatto per molti anni.
È stata variamente descritta come "Il volto dell'impressionismo britannico moderno", "Artista delle stelle", (Daily Express) e "l'Artista figurativa più raffinata che abbiamo qui nel Regno Unito" (Art of England).
Tecnicamente geniale, stilisticamente virtuosistica ed infinitamente vigile, crea magistrali evocazioni di alcuni degli elementi più belli della vita britannica, dall'eleganza del vortice sociale all'innocenza delle uscite al mare dei bambini.
L'autenticità e l'accuratezza della sua osservazione sono ammorbidite dal suo approccio pittorico ed impressionista, la sua mano sottile che fonde ogni dettaglio in una creazione di accattivante atemporalità.