Artist: Sherrie Nickol
Residence: New York City
Portfolio: By The Water
Zip File: Contains 15 jpegs
BY THE WATER
By the Water project began a number of years ago when I was spending part of each summer on the coast of Brittany with my family. The beach scene there spoke of another era, with picnicking French families and striped cabanas dotting the beaches.
Soon I began to anxiously wait for summer each year so that I could visit new places and build on the theme of water (from France to Portugal to Israel to many local destinations ). The only goal I had was to show the many positive emotions people felt By the Water: excitement, carefreeness, peacefulness, sensualness, romance, etc. I began the project in France about 14 years ago and have continued it up to the present spending more time in recent years exploring the beaches and watering holes in the US.
I grew up in Osceola, Arkansas, and small Mississippi Delta farm town, discovered photography while at the University of Cincinnati, and came to New York City right after graduating. I share a studio in NOHO and continue to work on fine art and commercial projects.