Sheri Greves-Neilson has been interested in art for as long as she can remember. Her first professional exhibition was in 1981 at the George Phippen Memorial exhibition in Prescott, Arizona. The next year, she received the Rim Rider Award at the same show. This award is voted on by the attending artists. In 1983, the silver medal for watercolor came at Phippen, then in 1985, a gold medal for drawing at the American Indian and Cowboy Artists show in San Dimas, California, and finally the gold medal for drawing at the Scottsdale Artists School's Best and The Brightest show in 1986.
Sheri's work was selected for the 1994 Colored Pencil Society of American Exhibition in Oregon. The Tucson Museum of Art used her colored pencil drawing for its invitation cover for the 1995 Women Artists of the West Show and Sale. The first exhibition with the Mountain Oyster Club in 1995 was a sellout. The 1996 C.M. Russell auction gave her confidence that pencil is a respected medium and the 1996 San Dimas Festival of Western Art added another gold and bronze medal for drawing.
Sheri works in a variety of media, but her favorite medium is pencil. With the acceptance of colored pencil as a fine art medium, she has enjoyed exploring its capabilities, although she does mostly graphite drawings. The subject matter is always a figure of some kind. Domestic animals, especially horses, are her favorite.
Sheri Greves-Neilson's work may be purchased from the Lee Youngman Galleries on-line gallery, both originals and prints. (Click on "Print Gallery").