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Cheryl is a fourth generation Colorado Native, with a great appreciation of nature, the environment and the preservation of both.

She is known for her “plein-air” landscapes as well her breathtaking large landscape paintings created from the plein air studies. “It’s a bit difficult to paint on a 36X48 canvas on location so working from small studies, created in the field is the perfect solution!”  Now, she can enjoy being outdoors,which is where she wants to be most of the time, and enjoy the comfort of the studio
when she wants to work large. The nice thing about creating a small study on location is
it takes me right back to that “special place” so I can create a large work with the same feeling and emotion.

Cheryl’s inspiration comes from the wide open spaces of the rocky mountains of Colorado, the high desserts of New Mexico, the colorful hillsides of Tuscany and the many other landscapes she is yet to discover. “Painting en plein-air is always a
challenge, never-ever routine!

The changing light and weather conditions create a sense of urgency that translates to a spontaneous and loose interpretation of the scene, which is something she retains in working much larger in the studio. “Besides, it’s a great excuse to be outdoors and what better way to take the viewer to all of the wonderful places I get to visit! My hope is that the viewer can actually feel the breeze, smell the fresh air and soak in the warmth of the sun in each and every one of my works of art. I want my paintings to let you escape to a
very special place and enjoy.”

Cheryl studied fine art and design at The Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design and
The Colorado Institute of Art, as well as with well known artists: Kim English, Melinda
Morrison, Michael Workman, Robert Spooner and many others.

She is a current member of The Art Students League of Denver, Signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado, Signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. Associate member of
American Impressionists Society and Oil Painters of America.

She has won numerous awards and is currently in Corporate as well as Private collections around the world.

Recent Exhibitions, Invitationals and Awards:

2013 Art & Soul Invitational to benefit the Art
          Students League of Denver
2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Art Competition Grand
          Prize winner and awarded “Official
          Image” of The Capitol Christmas Tree,
          permanently displayed in the Art Collection of
          the U.S. Capitol
2012 August 11, 2012 Plein Air Painting featured
          on front page of the Denver Post
2012 Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction
2012 Oil Painters of America, Western Regional,
          Gallery 1261, Denver, CO
2012 Windows to the Divine Invitational, Denver,
2011 Colorado Governor’s Invitational, Loveland
          Art Museum
2010 Chosen for 2010 poster “Art for Life” Project
          Angel Heart
2009-10 American Impressionist Society’s Annual
          Juried Exhibit
2008 Plein Air Artists of Colorado Member Show,
          Third Place
2007 Paint America Top 100 Exhibition traveling
          the U.S.
2006 First Place for Watermedia
2006 Lone Tree National Exhibit


Almerica Financial, Denver, CO
Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital,
          Lafayette, CO
Leisy Brewing Company, Peoria, IL
City of Westminster, CO
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Atlanta, GA
Center for Childbirth, New Jersey
City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, California



oil on canvas 36 x 48

oil on canvas, 16 x 20

oil on canvas, 24 x 36

oil on canvas,30 X 20


oil on canvas, 20 x 36

oil on canvas, 16 x 20

oil on canvas, 16 x 20

oil on canvas, 24 x 30

oil on canvas, 8 X 10

oil on canvas, 18 X 24


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Denver, CO  80222
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