Studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art & Design, Leicester UK. In June 2003 she was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in March 2004 was elected as a member of the Pastel Society.
President of The Pastel Society 2012-2016
She has been exhibiting annually with both Societies at the Mall Galleries, London since 2001. Cheryl lives in Sandwich where she has a studio in her garden. Quiet unspoilt places are her inspiration
“I am a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where I feel most at ease. I do feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and I hope that my paintings reflect this.
It is good to be humbled by nature and what better than a vast and powerful landscape or a mighty oak tree to do just that. Mankind needs to learn his place in the grand scheme of things. We have an amazing world around us, which survives in spite of all we do to destroy it. If one painting can communicate some of this magic, then a miracle has occurred. On another level, the natural world has its own symmetry. To me, as an artist, it is a matter of following the rules of that symmetry, and the painting will create its own conviction without the aid of photographic realism.
To draw the landscape is the point of contact. It is the most important part of the process — the catalyst for the final work.”
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