Sheryl Roberts

Sheryl Roberts was born in Leeds in 1971. She attended Lawnswood School, then studied at the Jacob Kramer School of Art, Teeside University and Leeds Metropolitan University.

After gaining a PGCE, Sheryl taught art for seven years in Leeds before becoming a full-time artist in 2001.

She now spends half her week at her studio in Hyde Park, Leeds, and the other half in Weardale, near Durham in the North Pennines, where she and her husband own a small cottage and are converting a barn. 

“It’s a place that holds a wealth of inspiration for me,” she says. “The North Pennines is very beautiful, but also quite barren and bleak. Our place is completely off-grid, so it gives me the mind space to conjure up dramatic landscapes.

“My work is all about capturing the moment: the time when the vast skies make contact with the land producing striking white light to allow the viewer to step into another world.”

Sheryl works in intense pigment oils and acrylics, using brushes and palette knives to gradually build up layers, creating depth and vibrancy.

“I realised from a young age that I wanted to create art,” she says. “My parents weren’t artists, but they were very creative. We used to go to galleries, so I was exposed to the paintings of the great artists such as Turner and the Renaissance masters. The powerful way they captured light and their classical compositions influenced my work greatly.

“The family also did a lot of hill walking – we lived on the outskirts of Leeds and were close to nature: I was always taught to value it.”

Sheryl exhibits regularly in both group and solo exhibitions both in the UK and further afield. Outside the UK, she is currently working with French gallerists Carré d’artistes, who organised her sell-out exhibition in Paris’s Montmartre district in 2017, and a current six-month exhibition in Amsterdam, which ends in June.

Sheryl is exclusively represented in East Yorkshire by the Artmarket Gallery.


Sheryl Roberts was born in Leeds in 1971. She attended Lawnswood School, then studied at the Jacob Kramer School of Art, Teeside University and Leeds Metropolitan University.

After gaining a PGCE, Sheryl taught art for seven years in Leeds before becoming a full-time artist in 2001.

She now spends half her week at her studio in Hyde Park, Leeds, and the other half in Weardale, near Durham in the North Pennines, where she and her husband own a small cottage and are converting a barn. 

“It’s a place that holds a wealth of inspiration for me,” she says. “The North Pennines is very beautiful, but also quite barren and bleak. Our place is completely off-grid, so it gives me the mind space to conjure up dramatic landscapes.


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