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Meet the Artist: Meet Sheri Ruben

Issue #2 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter magazine is in the mail and is being sent to all current members of the Society of Decorative Painters! Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced you to the artists in the current issue and shared the inspiration behind their finished projects.

sherirubenLast but not least, today meet Sheri Ruben. Sheri began painting in the summer of 1998 and joined the Society of Decorative Painters shortly afterward. She is a member of the Carson Valley Desert Brushes where she teaches and loves experimenting with various mediums.

Here’s a preview of her colored pencil project, “Journal”.


Can’t wait for your magazine to arrive in the mail? Login to the member only section of our website to access the digital version and start Sheri’s project today!

Stay tuned for our next “Meet the Artist” blog series when Issue #3 of the 2016 The Decorative Painter mails in August!

2016 Certification Passing Entries

2016 Certifications

  • Accredited Decorative Painter (ADP)
  • Certified Decorative Artist (CDA)
  • Master Decorative Artist (MDA)

ADP Stroke

  • Shirley Shouse ADP – Omaha, Nebraska
  • Cookie Trent ADP – Roswell, Georgia
  • Debra Pool ADP – Cedar City, Utah

ADP Still Life

  • Diana Tyner ADP – McKinney, Texas
  • Bonnie Jones ADP – Chesterfield, Virginia
  • Pat Hull ADP – Fairfield, Ohio
  • Sharon Sands ADP – Pinellas Park, Florida
  • Jeannine Lewis ADP – Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
  • Kathy Miller ADP – Southern Pines, North Carolina
  • Jeanne Heinrichs ADP – Bend, Oregon
  • Wendy Watson ADP – Blanco, Texas

CDA Stroke

  • Moonok Ahn CDA – Seoul, Korea
  • Hong Cao CDA – Beijing, China

CDA Still Life

  • Noriko Hayashi CDA – Tokyo, Japan
  • Ayako Sakemi CDA – Saitama, Japan
  • Noriko Fujiwara CDA – Hyogo, Japan
  • Tsai Wen Fang CDA – Taichung, Taiwan
  • Michiko Iwahashi CDA – Osaka, Japan

MDA Floral

  • Junko Hayashida CDA – Gifu, Japan
  • Takako Emoto CDA – Tokyo, Japan

MDA Stroke

  • Yung Sin Wang CDA – Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Kathy Swigon CDA – Tampa, Florida


  • Chieko Suzuki MDA – Tochigi, Japan (Still Life)
  • Mayumi Yuasa MDA – Kanagawa, Japan (Stroke)

Meet Your 2016-2017 Board of Directors

Kathy Swigon CDA

Vice President/President Elect
Kaye Singer

Recording Secretary
Linda Sharp CDA

Susan Herr

Board Members At-Large
Marilyn Corners MDA
Michele Heiser
Toni Hoffer
Pat Marler
Jeanie Miller
Susan Phillips

Past President
Wendy Watson ADP