Sheri Lynn Boyer Doty
received a BFA degree in 1972 from the University of Utah with a painting and drawing emphasis. Having experimented with non-representational styles during her student years, Sheri preferred classic realism as thought by professor Alvin Gittins. He and the professors under whom she studied, emphasized strong drawing and painting skills.
Sheri Doty's paintings have earned her awards in regional, national, and international art exhibitions and invitational shows including purchase awards and permanent museum acquisitions. Sanford Corporation, formerly known as Berol USA, used her artwork to showcase its PRISMACOLOR colored pencil product line internationally for over 25 years. Sheri is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America [C.P.S.A.].
Sheri's artwork has been published in numerous books including The Encyclopedia of Colored Pencil Techniques
by Quarto Publishing, London England; Most of The Best of Colored Pencil Series
by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Techniques
by Rockport Publishers, Creative Colored Pencil Portraits
by Rockport Publishers, and The Best of Portrait Painting
by North Light Books. Sheri's artwork is also published on book covers, in newspapers, periodicals, and exhibit catalogues.
People have been known to say, "She possesses a unique ability to paint the breath of life into her subjects — a gifted talent."
Because Sheri expresses not only the likeness of her clients but also their lifestyle, her portraits are in high demand. Sheri has also illustrated book covers, magazines, and has prints and greeting cards on the market.