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Sheryl Peterson Russell, American artist. Recipient Special Recognition award Family Circle Magazine, 1964, Livingston (New Jersey) Art. Annual, 1970, Gold Medal Newspaper Advertising Bureau-National Retail Merchants Association, 1982, Silver medal, 1989, Athena award Newspaper Advertising Bureau, 1985; scholar Trinity University, San Antonio, 1961.


Russell, Sheryl Peterson was born on August 31, 1943 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Leo Thomas and Lorraine Eleanor (Roinestad) Peterson.


Student, University Texas, 1961-1963;student, San Antonio College, 1962;student, San Antonio The Art Institute of Chicago, 1960-1967;student, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 1991-1992.


Advertising artist, production coordinator, Frost Brothers, San Antonio, 1965-1967;advertising artist, assistant to art director, J.L. Hudson, Detroit, 1967-1968;advertising artist, Macy's, New York City, 1968-1969;advertising artist, J.C. Penney's, New York City, 1968-1969;creative director, J.M. Towne and Company, Caldwell, New Jersey, 1969-1972;creative director, The Carriage Shop, Dallas, 1972-1980;president, Sherrod Designs, Arlington, Texas, since 1980. Freelance designer children's clothing, product production, packaging presentation Neiman Marcus, others, since 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author, illustrator: Easter Pid, 1980, Peter Rabbit's Grandson, 1982, The Shopping Bag Gang, 1984, Accessory Lady Guide to Scarf Tying, 1988, Johnston Calendars, 1982-1986. Illustrator: Conrad the Dragon series, since 1980, Bernina Sewing Guide to Sashiko, 1992.


Communication and advertising director Oakridge School, since 1978. Community liaison director Junior League Arlington, 1985-1986. Member Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, 1988-1989.

Member Texas Bicentennial Committee Tarrant County. Member TACA (board directors 1985-1986), Arlington Fine Arts Council (executive board 1989-1990, design and creative communications committee), Texas Watercolor Society.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: raising sheep, gardening, collecting art.


Married Rodney T. Russell, February 28, 1963. Children: Rodney Thompson, Todd Roman Thomas.

Leo Thomas Peterson

Lorraine Eleanor (Roinestad) Peterson

Rodney T. Russell

Rodney Thompson Russell

Todd Roman Thomas Russell