Black Beauty by Lanny Sherwin, acrylic painting of an endangered black rhino. Lanny Sherwin has been engaged in the creative arts for most of his life: writing, editing, photography, music, origami, drawing, painting...
Some have been for business, such as being President of Gulfshore Publishing Co., Inc., which published magazines. Some have been for whimsy, such as being lead guitarist for the seminal oldies band, "Midlife Crisis". Underneath all of them has been a stream of curiosity, a naivete, and a desire to achieve the highest quality regardless of the medium.
Lanny has been creating art for about 15 years and began to focus on acrylic painting in 2011. He has accumulated a body of work that displays growth, focus, and heart. Landscapes, figurative, still life, and wildlife all attract his interest, and he approaches each with enthusiasm and creativity.
By the way, Lanny is also President of the children's record label, Sandman Records. He has released 5 kids' CDs, each of which follows his label's motto: "DON'T DRIVE PARENTS CRAZY! " His CDs have won over 50 music awards. Check out the music at www.SandmanRecords.com.
In previous lives, Lanny was a sea turtle researcher; a newspaper editor; a magazine publisher; ran 9 marathons (PR: 2:47); rode three centurys (100 miles) on his bike; and has shared the stage with Henry Kissinger, Barbara Walters, & Mike Wallace. He lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with his wife, Holly, their son, Alec, and their yellow Lab, Sam.