Drawing and painting since early childhood, Cheryl’s artistic inclinations were encouraged by her parents and nurtured by her K – 12th grade art teachers. At Shoreline Community College, she studied drawing, two-dimensional design, and art history. Throughout the years, private lessons or workshops with accomplished artists using a variety of media have contributed much to her growth as an artist. A signature member of the NW Pastel Society, an exhibiting status member of Seattle Co-Arts, and a member of Artists Connect, Cheryl’s artwork is in many private collections in the United States.
About her work, Cheryl says “Each day my soul resonates with God’s exquisite Creation. There is beauty all around us, and painting that beauty brings me such joy! I desire to craft a vibrant interpretation of my emotional response to what I see or imagine. The results are usually unexpected, intriguing, and/or whimsical, and always a learning experience! I hope to communicate joy and peace to the viewer through my artwork, providing a place of respite in a hurried and harried world”.