His father was Daniel Sherrin, also an artist. He was born at Seasalter, near Whitstable, Kent, on 5th April, 1891. Sherrin served in the First World War; in the Second he worked in a munitions factory in Rochester.
Finding that his pictures sold easily, he did not hold exhibitions of his paintings, and established his reputation with moorland and coastal scenes in gouache, in a style resembling that of Frederick John WIDGERY. He painted frequently in Cornwall. Sometimes he used pseudonyms, such as J WHITELY and DA NIEL. Sherrin moved to Devon in 1952, and died in 1971.
[Information from Viv Hendra, Lander Gallery, Truro]
Painter in watercolour, gouache and sometimes oil, of landscapes and coastal scenes.
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Works incl: Queen Bess Rock, Newquay; A Cornish Coastal Scene (gouache)
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