heri Rhodes got her first model, a Breyer Traditional Grazing Foal in bay, as a gift when she was 8 years old, and has been hooked on models ever since! Sheri started actively photo showing in 1984 and live showing in 1986, and only took a 2-year break during college and such. She fiddled with customizing through the years but never put as much effort into it as she knew she could. However, after having her second child, she quit her 10-year career in the medical field to stay home with her kids and started Mountain View Studios. Sheri began customizing by hand-painting models but decided to try the airbrush she'd had around for years, and painted her first horse with a can of air! Her husband soon ran out and bought her a compressor and off she went. Sheri has been painting since February1998, and it's almost hard believe how many models she's painted already!
Currently, Sheri uses the airbrush exclusively, aside from hand-painted details. She most enjoys painting resins and minis, and her favorite colors to paint are buckskin and chestnut.
Sheri is currently sculpting and producing her first resins. She looks forward to creating more sculptures with an emphasis on expression and attitude. Sheri and her family moved to Tennessee in 2005.
If you'd like to contact Sheri, you can email her by clicking on her highlighted name or visit her website, Mountain View Studios
Top: Keeper of the Flame, brown grulla no-spot blanketed Appaloosa stallion customized from the Breyer Traditional Cigar and owned by Kathy Dodson
Upper: Name unknown, Headstudy of Bear 11, in bay.
Middle: Name unknown, Smart Sunny Dee in buckskin.
Lower: Dapple rose-grey Arabian mare customized from the Breyer Traditional Proud Arabian Mare and auctioned off at the New Orleans Live Show Auction, Sept. 1998
Bottom: Red chestnut roan Irish Heavy Draft stallion
customized from the Breyer Stablemate Drafter and sold on Ebay