Artworks by Cheryl © 2017
As a woman, I have many roles: Christian, mother, grandmother, artist, and teacher. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Adams State under the instruction of painter - Steve Quiller, ceramist - Cloyd Snook and others. As a lifelong artist, I have continued my art education attending workshops, online courses, reading art literature, and studying the art of others. There are many artists whom I admire; however, William Mathews in one of my favorites because of his subject matter and painting style. Another artist I really like is Jake Cloward.
Art is an important part of my life; it allows me to constructively express and challenge myself. It is the outlet I need that enables me to respond to my environment and personal experiences. The finished piece also plays an important role in the continual cycle of my artist being. Through the process of creating and completing, I develop an earnest desire to start another piece using what I've learned and new inspirations to create that next art piece.
Working in many mediums, but particularly watercolor and clay sculpture, my subject matter usually contains women and children, horses, and western life. This enables me to paint and sculpt what I know and touches me personally. This gives me the opportunity to share my experiences, insights, and inspiration through my art. My intent is for my art to reach the viewer, to tug at the heart with nostalgia or spark a desire to connect to the message or beauty expressed in the art.
I was an active member of the Winnemucca Fine Arts Club and Gallery for many years and the Elko County Art Club. I have received recognition and many awards for my paintings and sculptures.