Simply Art

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Simply Art


Simply Art


Simply Art


Simply Art


Simply Art
Galleries and Events
East End Art Gallery - Mount Vernon, IA
Xanadu Online Gallery - Scottsdale, AZ
DKW Art Gallery & Studios - Marion, IA
Ramsey's Wine Bistro - Marion, IA
NewBo City Market - Cedar Rapids, IA
Uptown Marion Market  - Cedar Rapids, IA
Cedar Rapids Downtown Market - Cedar Rapids, IA
Arts for Africa - Cedar Rapids, IA
Physicians Clinic of Iowa - Cedar Rapids, IA
Lincoln Highway Arts Festival - Mount Vernon, IA
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids, IA


This is a showcase of some of my artwork,
more artwork is available in my gallery. 

I put down my paintbrush upon graduation from college and started my career as a graphic designer. I have worked in the field for over 35 years now and continue to work as an Art Director. In the blink of an eye, we were empty nesters, and I found myself feeling the need to start a new chapter. So, I picked up a paintbrush again, and started my new creative adventure.

I feel as though I put a little piece of my heart in every piece I create and my artistic soul helps guide me through my choice of colors and mediums. I also love textures so I use various combinations of textures in many of my pieces. After all, art is all around us. It is good for all of us to stop, enjoy the small things in life, and use our eyes to explore the world of art that is presenting itself to us in many different forms every single day.

Acrylic paint is my medium of choice, but I have chosen to add various forms of texture to take my artwork to a new dimension. I feel like I have been on an amazing journey as I explore the use of corrugated cardboard, aluminum foil, hand-painted papers, and anything else I can think of to incorporate into my artwork. After purchasing many items from the art supply store, I have turned to the local hardware store to enhance my creations. My journey has led me from realistic to abstract, with a style I call, "Perfectly Imperfect," somewhere in between. I have set no boundaries and no rules to depict my style. I feel as though I am bursting at the seams with all of the possibilities twirling around in my head. My journey is just getting started . . .

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to view my artwork. I hope you will check back often to see where my journey takes me. You never know what is around the corner . . .

Sherie (Grimm) Thompson


© July 16, 2019  - Simply Art by Sherie:  Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Phone:  1-319-389-8908  Email:

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