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"Company Christmas Party - Company Christmas tells the real story of what happens at Santa's Christmas party. *Santa like any good boss is completely tanked off of a Keg of Nog. *Mrs. Clause concerned with the safety of her hard working olives is collecting sleigh keys. *Rudolph can party no more so he is passed out with his drinking buddy. *Of course there is always one or two people who get a little to drunk to early. Our lady olive is passed out in the corner while a not so sober olive draws a funny face on her and who can forget the crazy drunk running around with a kick me sign on his back. *There are always those olives who like to hook up at the company party. The 3 olives in the corner are toasting to seal the deal. *The martini glass is decorated to the hilt with Christmas light, and what Christmas party would be complete with out a Peppermint Candy Martini to keep the party going till the wee hours or however long these olives can last. *Santa's naughty list is definitely growing after this party. Are you on Santa Naughty or Nice list? "
- Michael Godard
Sheri, Irene (Disney)

Artist Biography:

 

Irene Sheri

Irene Sheri was born in the city of Belgorod-Dnestrovsky, Ukraine where, as a young child, her passion for art began.  It all started when Irene's older brother Vasily, then 9 years old, was given a set of paints for his birthday.  Irene was told that they belonged to Vasily and not to touch them! Those forbidden paints became an object of desire for her, almost an obsession, until finally she stole them from her older brother, mixed them and painted on paper, walls, on her dress, and on the bodies of her friends. She was 4 years old and had found her true love.

“I am in love with my canvases,” says Irene. “It is the beauty and passion of painting and the results that come from those feelings that drive me to fill the canvas every day.”

 Like her obsession for art, Irene’s love for Disney began at an early age.  As a little girl, she formed a bond with Mickey Mouse and like many children she thought of Mickey as another childhood friend.  “It seems to me that we grew up together,” she says of Disney’s famous mouse, “I really believed that we were peers.”

Despite the strong connection she felt with Mickey, Disney items were hard to come by in Russia during that time and the relative scarcity of a Disney toy made them very special items. “When I was young, if you had a sticker with Mickey on it, that was considered something fantastic! It was impossible to find them in our stores,” Irene explains. “The only way to get them was as a gift from friends or relatives who were athletes or sailors, since they were able to travel around the world. Luckily for Irene, her friend’s father was a Sea Captain and he had brought her a Mickey Mouse sticker from his travels.  The greatest gift!  She loved it so much she would redraw the Mickey artwork she saw on her sticker. It was at that point that her love for art and Disney merged for the first time.

Irene would grow up to enjoy many successes and came to be recognized as one of Russia’s most gifted young artists.  Instead of attending a traditional high school, Irene was accepted at Grecov College of Art in the city of Odessa, Ukraine.  As a follow up to that, at age seventeen, she was accepted into the acclaimed Serov School of Fine Art in St Petersburg, Russia where she would later graduate as Valedictorian. After that success, her post graduation education continued at St. Petersburg Academy of Art, one of the most prestigious art schools in the world.

Today her award winning fine art is collected, exhibited and celebrated in a variety of museums and galleries around the world, and in a beautiful, poetic return to her own youth, she contributes to the Disney Fine Art collection with her whimsical portraits of children immersed in the joyful exploration of their own imaginations, the way young Irene Sheri, once did with her own childhood friend, Mickey Mouse.

 

 


Sheri, Irene (Disney) Art For Sale:

My New Little Friends
32 x 30
Original Work
2014 New Release
Oil on Canvas - Please Call
Dreaming of the Reef
16 x 24
2014 New Release
Hand-embellished Giclee on Hand-textured Canvas - $495.00
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Portrait of Pooh Bear
34 x 30
Original Work
2014 New Release
Oil on Canvas - Please Call
Little Secrets
34 x 30
Original Work
2014 New Release
Oil on Canvas - Please Call
Infinite Imagination
32 x 30
Original Work
2014 New Release
Oil on Canvas - Please Call
Before the Lesson
24 x 20
2014 New Release
Hand-embellished Giclee on Hand-textured Canvas - $550.00
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