About the Artist

Hi, I’m Cheryl. I really really wish I could sing but alas, I cannot.

Now that that’s out of the way… what I CAN do is draw a little and paint some, and one day I’ll learn to sculpt.

I have identified as an artist roughly since age 12, either writing poetry and short stories or drawing and painting. Even before then I played piano for a bit but decided early on that it was not my forte, much to my great aunt’s chagrin as she paid for my lessons. For many years I would switch between my two loves, writing/drawing depending on what was moving me at the time until at some point, I was all in tune my visual art self in lieu of my literary side. So basically, I’ve been painting for almost 50 years yet I still have a lot to learn and practice to better my craft. As far as my literary side, well, my blog “Drips and Spatters” is as close as I’ve been for a very long time.

About those 50 years – I wish I could say that those years were all filled with studio time and being able to support myself and my family with the sales of my paintings. Alas, most of those years were spent in the military, in school, working a day job – one after another – and raising a family. Still, while doing all of that, I managed to paint on nights and weekends and short vacations. I owned an art gallery for a brief few years and worked with over 35 wonderful artists, some of whom experienced their first sales of their work with me. I’ve exhibited in various venues and served on occasion as a panel member for grant reviews and now I paint full time, on my own schedule, finally.

Artist Resume / CV

5 thoughts on “About the Artist

  1. I have watched you come forth from a Caterpillar to a Butterfly. Your work is majestic. I can speak this way because my sister has purchased two of your paintings that are so realistic. Donald and the bear, and someone blowing a horn. Also I own the Nutcracker painting by you. 😁
    One day I will own another outstanding painting by you. ♥️ your paintings cannot wait to read your writings. Another painting I loved was the violin or guitar. Just Wow!

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  2. I have purchased from Cheryl, Mojove Artist brushes and a print Lady Justice Weeps.
    First, the print Lady Justice Weeps, brought tears to my eyes. I thought we have a long way to go as a Nation. The colors are bold but have a solemn look to bring out the despair in the land. This painting was right on time and should be in every school and legal system to show, this should never come upon our Nation again.
    Second, I purchased the paint brushes. I am a novice with the paint brushes. They handle the acrylic paint well and washes off with soap and water. Definitely worth the purchase, if you are a beginner like me, or a Professional like my cousin Cheryl.
    She is Phenomenal, looking to purchase “Shredded” print soon. Thank you for my purchases.

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