Artist Mini-Bio Sherwood Gainer likes to imagine potential, then make the modifications needed to create his vision. Sherwood and his brother (Architect Geoffrey Gainer) learned from their father the skills to use tools, as well as a drive to make or change an item to suit one's needs.
It was not until middle-age did Sherwood, looking at the blank walls of his home, perceive a need to make art. He decided he probably could not afford art he really liked. So he picked up a paintbrush started experimenting with shapes, colors, textures, power tools, application methods, and all manner of ideas to try to make a canvas visually compelling and interesting to look at.
Today, Sherwood dabbles in a variety of artistic pursuits. In addition to painting, he has released several CDs of original music, created music videos and short documentaries, enjoys photography and writing, as well as various household projects.
An excerpt from Sherwood's appearance on Herndon Arts With Amy