Capturing Cultures On Canvas
A globe-trotting Navy man, Vining Sherman used his art to immortalize the world he loved.
Vining Sherman is a vigorous 89 year old whose erect posture, gracious manner and handsome, well-groomed features present the picture of a man comfortably in charge. Which is not too surprising, since he retired from the Navy as a line officer with 28 years of service. Captain Sherman has called Vero Beach home for the past 18 years, living for a dozen years before that on South Merritt Island, near the confluence of the Banana and Indian rivers.
His wife Marion, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage, died a year and a half ago. Marion was Vining’s leading lady, a woman whose sense of adventure equaled his own. As a Navy wife her self-assurance was invaluable to her husband’s career, which kept him away from home and family for months at a time; it also aided them in the exotic travels they took together after Vining retired.
Read the entire article in the March 2006 issue