Mississippi artist Sory Yager was born on the Gulf Coast. For many years, her husband's job relocation took her to many foreign countries and places in the United States. She recently moved to Hattiesburg following Hurricane Katrina.
In 1977, she became interested in art and in 1988 she returned to college to achieve a degree in Marketing and Associate degrees in Art and Graphic design.
Sory has received merit and purchase awards for her work in watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media and silk painting. Her favorite media is watercolor as it is "so spontaneous and there is such excitement in the unexpected outcome." She considers herself a colorist. She credits success to attending workshops by world renowned artists, learning from her students and practice.
In 2001, she sponsored a painting group trip to Provence, France and in the spring of 2005 another painting group trip to Tuscany, Italy.
Her work is displayed in many private and corporate collections. Many of her paintings hang in the Hancock Medical Center in Bay St. Louis. Galleries include The Purple Snapper Gallery and Behold Framing and Gallery in Bay St. Louis and Westside Studio in Hattiesburg.
Sory has taught watercolor and mixed media classes since 1998. She will be teaching classes at the Westside Studio in Hattiesburg and The Lumberyard Art Center in Bay St. Louis.
Her memberships include The Louisiana Watercolor Society, The Ocean Springs Art Association, The Arts of Hancock County, The Eastern Shore Art Association and most recently the South Mississippi Art Association.The Southern Arts Federation adjudicated Sory into SouthernArtistry.org, an online registry that showcases Southern artists who have been nominated by their State Arts Agency based on the quality of their work.