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Building 5, Studio 511

Medium: Acrylic – Abstract, Intuitive Painting

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Background: Cheryl is a lifelong artist; however, she paused her art for the corporate world for a time. The life-changing event that turned the corporate pen into a paintbrush was the dark world of Alzheimer’s that struck her mother. She could not wait any longer to paint in the event that world captured her as well.  Leaving the title of VP of Risk Management and the boardroom behind, what has emerged is a new language expressed on canvas.  This language expresses the freedom and unbound passion to create and let her art direct itself without fear or influences that has previously stifled her intuitive style.  The artist inside of her won, and she is glad.

Influences: Constantly moving around the world, staying in one place no longer than three years at one time, living in the back of a musician’s studio, provided the opportunity to meet vast numbers of different people from all walks of life. She was the daughter of an Author and a United States, Air Force Protocol Musician.  She also joined the Air Force and traveled.  These experiences set the canvas for the style of abstracts she paints because she finds these people, locations, and experiences are represented in each painting in some way.

Artistic philosophy: “An Artist is known by her brush”
I paint intuitively by embracing spontaneity to allow passionate paintings to be born through a transforming layering process of acrylics and inks. Each layer informs the next story of paint.  In addition to layers often you will find sand, coffee, glass beads or perhaps even a gum wrapper invoking the question of what story is being revealed.  I paint what I feel, how I feel, and each found object in my art continues that story.  It is my hope that you find a connection to my work and might, if only for a moment, become captivated and feel something within yourself. The art I create are visual expressions of my inner soul, spirit and passion.  Once a corporate entrepreneur trapped inside a suit and wearing heels, the desire to put my feelings, thoughts, and emotions on canvas became too powerful.


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