Sher Hastings

Sher Hastings

Creative Artist Extrodinare

Artist Statement

 All my life I have perceived the world through perceptions of sensitivity and feeling, seeing and touching the world around me through many mediums. Creativity seems to serge through me and forces its way to become known. Through the use of colors or the things around me I strive to find ways to express what I see or feel, striving to bring forth through creative works, using my sight, my mind and my hands to bring meaning or satisfaction for others as well as self. My mind is ever searching for ways to express creativeness while pleasing myself and others with the outcome. I have never been one to direct my interests into one vein, but to let flow the creative forces within to become what will be. For the most using the many tools and ingredients of the Artist or Designer and even the Builder to complete varied works, many times using non-traditional materials into traditional painting or creative works. I was born Creative, having no real training in any one style or ability. I have used my talents sometimes singularly as well as combining many to get an end result and ignite deeper facets of imagination and interpretation. There seems to be an element of depth to all my work whether through execution or in the thoughts they provoke. To me life is one creative challenge, leaving pieces of myself as a legacy where ever I go. As an Artist I am blessed to have the inherent ability to draw. Painting is just another form of expression to reach out in many forms such as Oils, Watercolors Inks, Airbrushing, and Murals , as well as Creative Furniture Painting. I have increased my talents through Design using many forms such as Stain Glass, Tile, and Stone to Build or Construct things, whether on an Exterior or Interior basis, including the use of Painting such as creative wall effects like, Creative Faux Walls, Stucco Design, Rock and Tile. The Computer has added even more design abilities and challenges with its capabilities for Brochures, Desktop Publishing and Web design, as well as putting all my talents on display in many forms such as Prints, Cards, Tee-shirt Designs, and as a medium to create Written Works. Not only have I reached out but also delved within to bring forth also a spark of creativity in the form of writing such as Poetry . I have found that my talents lie deep and nothing is unimaginable or unattainable, for to me it is following that which lies within and allowing it to become.

Commissioned Work

Commissioned freelance work for public and private buyers, businesses and organizations To name a few Rockwell Gallery, James Rockwell NSB Fl.   3 Fold Brochure, Product Cataloguing, Mail out flyer,    Web site up and running Diane Helms, Realtor, NSB FL.,   Three Creative Furniture Pieces   "Flamingo Burrow"   "Bird of Paradise" Coffee Table   "Water Lily" Burrow Jeff Rixs, Independent Builder, NSB Fl.   12' by 2 1/2' Sea Mural In Home Glenna Bales, Real-Estate, NSB FL.   Fake Window Mural   Other painting Pieces In Home Charles Sherman, NSB, Fl.   3 Fold Company B&L Brochure -Product Brochure Catalogue Klaus Bornholt, International Properties, Food Lion Plaza, NSB Fl.   10'/15’ Logo Mural,   Company Banner logo in Conference room -Shilo And Wally Shluterman ,Hartford, Ark.     Ceiling Motif (Hot Chili Peppers)    Stone walk way with step and Stone foundation work 2013   -Bathroom Turtle Tile Mural (finished 6/2010)     Bathroom butterfly fish in tile - Buddy And Anita Wright, NSB FL.     Creative Interior Painting,     Two Creative Faux Baths     Other Creative work Zack Hastings, Greenwood Ark.   2 Children’s Room Murals Indoor and outdoor painting  -  remodel of 3 bedrm home   tiled four rooms  built outside round stone area with stone fire pit and three seats plus stone walkway 2013 Mitsy Dunbar, Ozark Arkansas (The Barbershop ) Barber Shop Wall Art   Arkansas Razorback Hog Theme   Razorback Hog with Team Jersey, Helmet and Foot Ball- China Altman, Writer, Waycross Georgia - Out Side Design Projects, cement circular bench, walkways,     Indoor creative faux painting Bob Young , NSB, Fl     Logo and Tee Shirt Design,   Misc. desktop publishing projects Carrie Williams, NY     Musical Cover Design Promo -New Smyrna Beach Yacht Club   Sign Lettering     Club Note Card design     Over 150 Posters -Spruce Creek Country Club. Fl.     Patron Fashion Show Card Design- Hastings Construction, Wethersfield Vt. and Potterville, NY  - Creative Painting And Landscaping -  2 Fire Places -   2 Slate floors   ,4' Walkways,Dining Room and 2 Baths in Slate- Stone Foundation and First Floor Walls- Stain Glass Countertops -Stucco Design Work -Hand Carved Wooden Hinges -Router Designed Cupboards -numerous projects    

Objective

A multi-facetted and talented individual, versatile, and competent artist seeks creative endeavors willing to travel.I do a verity of creative approaches with a wide-range of artistic abilities, working in many mediums from illustrative faux textures, tile, murals, creative ideas for unique spaces, indoor and outdoor design, coordinated with project management and organizational and administrative skills. Adept at illustration, digital imaging, and desktop publishing with some photographic and video experience coupled with print knowledge.I have a Fine arts foundation with a commitment to excellence and creativity. Contact me anytime if you have a project in mind..

Skills

Skills

 Artist (Advanced) 20+ years  Experience, Exceptional talent with extensive exploratory expertise in Water Color, Inks, Oils and Acrylic, Painting techniques and applications. As well as extensive Outdoor and Indoor design projects. Use of Stone, Cement, Glass, Tile, and wood among  numerous other mediums to construct pieces of visual expression.  Intuitive ability of interacting between Fine arts, Illistration, and Design including the use of color, composition and construction.                

Working with stone

have done many building projects with stone, fireplaces, stone foundations, stone seats working with cement and using each stone to show its outer beauty.

Working with Tile

 I have found  working with Tile to be a very expressive form as it is flexible, in that it is good for floors or wall applications as well as in creative  artistic interpretations, such as murals.

Sales and Business Skills

Strong background in sales and customer relations and satisfaction Organizational ability, Filing, Phone Services ,Ordering, Bookkeeping, Banking, Sales as well as Floor DisplayOther Skills   10+yearsMisc. Tools Skills and Knowledge   Experience in many aspects of the building trade ,various Building Materials and Tools also Glass,    Stone, Brick , Stucco ,and Tile, helped design and build as well as decorate many homes that were    sold. from 1970-1981 Teaching Skills   3+ years experience as Art Teacher, grades 3rd-6th garnering the attention of elementary children in a    fun learning environment, responsible for lesson plans, grading, ordering supplies, and exhibits .   Camcorder Skills  (Intermediate)   worked videoing dancers at dance competitions for Dore Studios, in Mexico and Hawaii, and the U.S.!   Digital Camera Skills   Continual use of digital camera for desk top publishing, print work, etc.

Computer Skills

  Mac and Pc diverse Programs for Desktop Publishing Such as Windows XP, Quark Express Graphic Design programs such as Freehand, Corel Draw Photo Editing, such as Adobe Photoshop Ms Front Page and Office Professional , Microsoft office Publisher 2007, so far for Web design As well as variety of other programs   Graphics 10+years Work with digital photography, photographic retouching and computer input and output skills for Note cards, Prints, T-Shirts, Banners, Brochures, Signs and Promotional merchandise. Reasonably Adept with the use of graphic digital imaging programs such as Photo Shop, Freehand , Coral Draw with some camera and video experience. Substantial expertise retouching photographic images to improve quality of originals by manipulating photographs to correct for imperfections, color, balance, contrast, tonality and resolution; careful attention to detail.   Desktop Publishing Skills 10+ years Intermediate to advanced Good verbal and written communications skills. Experience with freelance work and copywriting with an ability to make stylistic, structural, factual and grammatical corrections including copy writing for brochures, flyers, newsletters and Web sites ; compose, proofread, edit, prepare layouts and format printed materials for publication. Good writing skills, typing, proofreading and editing correspondence, slide presentations, memos and reports.

 

Education

Education
1992 - 1995

Studied For AS Degree

Daytona Community Colledge

Worked toward an As Degree in Graphic Design and Commercial Art, listed on the deans list many times as well as being amongst the top in my classes. Learned how to prepare materials for commercial printing, as well as desktop publishing procedures from computer programs to creating anything from a flyer to magazine to writing a book.

1982 - 1984

Graduated with Honors

Word Of Life Bible Institute

Student,

Various Art Projects,

3 Scrims (14'/35') for Plays

Illustrations,

Work History

Work History

Creative Artist

up to date:

Foundation work, steps and stone walls, Tile murals, artistic Dragon  mural, a outside round stone patio with fire pit, as well as remodel a three bed rm house.

Jan 1998 - Present

Assistant

Rockwell Gallery

Office Assistant, Art Show Sales, Bookkeeping, Complete administrative tasks as needed as well as setting up the Zapp requirements needed for entry into art shows, Review artist slides, Pricing lists, Cataloguing of gallery items , Organize show dates, Data entry, Compiled and entered Art Shows for owner, Mailings, Banking, Filing etc.

Designed and produced promotional website, as well as a brochure for the artist.

Gallery Manager 2000-2004, Assisted with Gallery installations; prepared for opening and assisted with all aspects of its operation until the gallery closed in 2004. Currently Rockwell Gallery is still running but the individual now sells Privately and at Art Shows as well as on the web .

House sitting, mail and checking responsibilities

1998 - 2008

Sales and Office Assistant

Dore’ Studios

Work for Dore Studios on and off through the last 15 years in a sales capacity for a dance photographer traveling around the U.S., Mexico, Hawaii, Canada . Sales assistant, video, Office duties, orders, mail outs, filing, packaging, matting,

House sitter, mail collector, Interior painting, creative painting, stucco,

1997 - 1998

Apprentice

Grand Opening Studios

Apprenticed in Glass etching learning the process and the art of etching glass

 Etched glass as well as over 100 bricks for Main Street New Smyrna Beach

1983 - 1985

Art Teacher

Mountainside Christian Academy

Art Teacher for 3rd through 6th grades 

Taught students Supervised the creative and intellectual development of children ages 6 to 12; prepared lesson plans and educational materials, ordered , supplies, graded and put on class exhibits.

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications

Personal Works

Self Motivated-Past and On Going Projects

Published Written Work in two Books

Library of Congress
1994 - Present

Silver Addy

Add Federation Of America (Daytona Beach)
2004 - 2005

Charity Donations

NSB Charity Ball