Stop in to See the Power of Small Art Show through April 28
Showcasing incredible local talent & celebrating the art of the Oregon South Coast. A venue for art classes, poetry & music.
What's Happening at The Artist Loft Gallery
Cherie grew up on a ranch in Arizona and her love of animals and the outdoors have inspired most of her paintings. She spent childhood summers mixing paints and watching her grandmother who was a western artist and student of the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1900s.
She has spent the last 25 years working in oils until recently finding acrylic abstracts and becoming obsessed with color combinations and different methods of putting it to canvas. Her love of color is apparent in all her work, whether subtle or bright, and it carries over into her home, clothing, and gardens.
Cherie earned her degree in Anthropology and Fine Art at Eastern Kentucky University in 1994 but only after her children were grown did she start painting seriously and doing commission works, which hang in private collections from California to Maryland and as far away as New Zealand.
Bright, bold and energetic colors flowing across the canvas, peaceful, blissful and centered these are a few of my favorite things.
I use a unique blend of impressionistic finger-painting and detailed brush work in many of my artworks. This allows me to pull colors up and over each other, creating flow and movement. I adore seeing how they couple and dance on the surface.
I enjoy fine detail and can spend days, weeks, whatever it takes, to finish. However, I am also very impatient, so I find my finger-painting method very rewarding. Blending both techniques is a perfect balance for me.
These works of mine are eclectic, just like me. Sometimes, I feel like a nut, sometimes I don't. My art dresses up an ordinary day. If my pieces can bring one person the happiness and joy that I experience while painting it, then I have achieved my purpose as an artist.
My art is not about me, it is about the world I see.
How can I show my work at The Artist Loft Gallery?
Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed