Sherry Harrington, a native Texan living in central Texas, specializes in oil painting of Native American women and children. Harrington travels each year to pose her models in their traditional clothing. She has been visiting families on the Navajo Nation reservation along with the Plains Indians in other western states for the past twenty years. Collecting traditional clothing and accessories and spending time with these families have brought her very special friendships. Posing children who have grown up, attending their weddings, and meeting their children have been humbling. Painting the striking features of the different Native peoples and learning more about their history and culture have long been her passion. Harrington also very much enjoys the calls for commissioned portrait paintings by government and corporate officials along with custom portraits of individuals.
Her paintings have been chosen for cover art and featured in several children’s books, including Native American Foods of the North American Indian, Native American Tribes, and Life in a Plains Camp. Harrington has been featured in other articles in national art magazines, including Art of the West, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, and Cowboys and Indians. Harrington is represented by Big Horn Gallery in Cody, Wyoming, and Tubac, Arizona.