My name is Sherri McKendree. I recently retired from a 32 year career in the education field. I painted when I was in school before I started my family and my career but have just in the last year picked up a paintbrush again and found my forgotten pleasure in painting. I live near a beautiful lake in Alabama and I frequent the beautiful beaches of Florida so much of my inspiration comes from the breathtaking scenes from nature. Since I am just evolving anew as an artist I tend to experiment with different techniques and materials.