I was born and raised in Michigan. Until I was invited by my cousin to come to Grand Rapids, I hadn't heard about ArtPrize. It was so exciting to see art everywhere and I was inspired to find a way to be part of the show. For as long as I can remember I have been sketching. I eventually got a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of South Florida (after starting at Michigan State) and then moved to Wilmington, DE for work. I was lucky enough to be able to study painting and sculpting at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. After a twenty year break to work and raise my two children, I started back with figure drawing and then painting in Woodstock, Georgia. I love still life paintings because they are so timeless. There are such subtleties that the eye sees that get lost in photos that I keep coming back to painting directly from life. It was such a thrill to get into ArtPrize last year and I was blessed to have my Flowers with Plums (Yum) shown at the Central Reformed Church. What a blast to celebrate with friends and family in Grand Rapids in September!
cheryl's ArtPrize Entries
These are cheryl's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
cheryl's Past Work
These are images of past work that cheryl has done.