Shari Zimmermann

410 Wallace Street N.
Delano, MN 55328

COUNTY: Wright
WORK PHONE: 612-702-3177
HOME PHONE: 612-702-3177
shari zimmerman

VISUAL ARTIST – Painting, Mixed Media, Poetry, Vocal

"I started to paint as a creative outlet while I was a stay-at-home mom and a graphic designer in between jobs. You could say I started to climb the walls and decided to paint them while I was there. When I ran out of wall space I moved to painting canvas floor cloths. People who bought my floor cloths put them on their walls, so I started painting traditional canvases that were easier to hang. I like to keep it large and colorful. Maybe because that's how I started, but I think it has more to do with how I look at life."

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF WORK: I find beauty in weathered textures and surfaces that show history, layers of touch and lives lived. Using acrylic paint, inket printouts, stencils and stamps, I look for surprising results while experimenting with technique and color combinations. Little pieces of thought find their way into the picture through symbols and typography, a side effect of a twenty-year career in graphic design. Most of my paintings are about memories, long ago and recent, and they all tell a story.

I would be interested in: Commissioned work.