Pleasanton Livermore San Ramon Danville California Artist

Sherri Kelcourse Landscape Seascape Vineyards Silk Paintings Artist

Sherri Kelcourse attended Southeastern Mass. University, earning a fine arts degree with an emphasis on illustration. She worked as advertising illustrator for 1 year in Massachusetts and another 10 years in L.A.

She has turned her focus to painting her surroundings. Sherri combines her affinity for figurative work with an appreciation for the beauty in nature: “I seek to convey something of the scene that first caused me to stop and take it in; often being that connection, the relationship between people and their surroundings.

I am continually humbled by the mastery of color, form, and design so evident before me. It is all an indication of the complexity of the One who thought it up and then brought it to fruition. “

Though much of my work focuses on people, I can’t ignore the influence a varied California landscape has had in my paintings. Most of the vineyard paintings are intentionally not specific vineyards. They are influenced by visits to wineries throughout northern California. When not painting on location, I work out of a rented studio at the Bothwell Center. The Bothwell has been dubbed an “incubator” for the arts. It is an affiliate of the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, (LVPAC) and the Bankhead theatre. The space is conducive to creativity. Often heard in the background are sounds of violin students playing, accompanied by instructors on violin or piano. Next to the studio area is a small theatre where musicians sometimes play and performers rehearse for upcoming plays and light opera.

Sherri has received numerous awards including, “Best in Oil Category”, Livermore / 07
Alameda County Fair, Plein Air Competition, 2nd place
Pleasanton Civic Arts Commission, Award for Artistic Excellence:
“Three Workers depicts, in charming style, the viticultural heritage that is such an important part of our Valley. Three Workers represents fine artistic vision, skill and an accomplished painterly technique. The work also represents an artist’s connection and love for the environment and community.”
City of Pleasanton

10% of my profits will be donated to aid a village in Paarl, South Africa through Monte Christo Ministries and Hands across the Waters. A portion of my work will occasionally be donated to , a site developed to help fund the sold project. This project deals with the issue of modern day slavery and the exploitation of children. For more info. on their work and the current film project go to WWW.THESOLDPROJECT.COM or visit my site at and follow the “sold” link at the bottom of my home page.


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