My work is a reflection of the shapes, lines, designs and proportions of the beauty within all things visual and tangible, distilled through my visual and textured filter, manifested in sculpture and the visual arts.
Q: Have a small living space, what size do you recommend?
A: I recommend a Small to Medium size Canvas (12" x 18", 16" x 20" or 18" x 20") custom sizes and formats are also available
A: See my Canvas Size Guide Illustration HERE
Q: I love your work but I also like the work of Matisse, Picasso or Manet, can you paint my wedding in that custom style?
A: Yes I can, I am a trained Illustrator and have developed a vocabulary of styles from Realism, Impressionism to Japanese ink wash
Q: I will have my wedding in Mexico, India, Caribbean, Hawaii, will you travel to these destinations?
A: Yes, though I am based in NYC, I am available to travel Locally, Domestically and Internationally, as long as my schedule permits
A: There are additional fees associated with Travel time and lodging depending on distance from NYC.
Q: I have a vision for my painting, and would like to include individuals that cannot make it to my wedding, is this Possible?
A: Yes, by providing photo reference, I can paint any person or pet into your painting
A: Depending on the design, this request may or may not require an additional fee, Contact artist for Details.
Q: My Wedding day photos consist of clouds and rain, can you alter the painting to depict a sunny day?
A: Yes, I can paint the perfect day with Blue Skies and Fluffy Clouds or a Beautiful Sunset using photo reference
Q: I would like to create a large mural size Panoramic Painting of my wedding, is this possible?
A: Yes, this will fall under Customize your Package if you want the painting started On-site. More info HERE
A: Yes, this will fall under Commission if you prefer to provide Photo reference of your vision. More info HERE
Q: I have a couple of photographs I would like to make into one Painting, is this possible?
A: Yes, this will fall under Commissions, the Collage Option. By providing all photo reference I can create a beautifully balanced composition using all the photos into one cohesive painting. More info HERE
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Onsite Wedding & Event Paintings by Sherwin Banfield
HONORS AND EXHIBITIONS
Model to Monument Fellow Arts Student League of New York (2012/13)
Sculpture Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Blue dot (2011)
Sculpture Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Blue dot (2010)
Sculpture Arts Student League 2008 Merit Scholarship Exhibition (June/ July 2009)
Sculpture The New Jersey Show - Group Exhibition (June 2009)
Sculpture Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Blue dot
Sculpture Arts Student League 2008 Merit Scholarship Award winner (2008)
Sculpture Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Red dot (2008)
Drawing Arts Student League of New York The Concours Exhibition, awarded Red dot (2005)
Parsons School of Design Graduating class Exhibition and graduation with Honors (1999)
Painting and Sculpture commissions
Instructor Parsons Continuing Education
12/2000 - 8/2001
Educated Aspiring Graphic Design Students in a working knowledge of industry standard page layout program, Quark XPress
Sculpture, Painting 2004 - Present
Continuous Study Drawing w/ Antonio Antonios
Continuous Study Painting w/ Costa Vavagiakis
Continuous Study Anatomy w/ Frank Porcu
Continuous Study Sculpture w/ Barney Hodes
SACI Florence, Italy (Studio Art Centers International)
Fine Arts Painting, Drawing and Sculpture study
2007 Summer study with Costa Vavagiakis
BFA, Illustration with Honors
1994 - 1999
Developed a visual communication vocabulary ranging from sculpture to painting and drawing techniques for print.
The David Passalacqua School
Visual Arts 1994 Fall, Spring, Summer
Developed a wide range of illustrative technique while studying in Walt Disney World with Profesional Illustrator David Passalacqua
Apprenticeship under International Fine Artist
1993 - Present
Mentor and life coach involving topics related Art, Politics, Psychology and the Social Sciences.