Photo by Larry Wagner
The holiness of existence
"I relish exploring ephemeral moments and the ethereal mysteries of this human existence. So many experiences drop me to my knees. The rapture of looking into the eyes of an animal. The bliss of an Indian summer breeze. The piercing cold of deep winter. The grief of the death of a dear one. The horror of a chimpanzee enslaved in a cage for decades. The happiness of that chimpanzee freed to a sanctuary. The joy of swaddling an infant.
Day after day there are so many moments that make up this incredible ride of life."
Cheryl's subjects include mostly wildlife, nature and figurative art in watercolors, oils and precious metals. She received her education and inspiration from various teachers throughout her life. Her awe of the mystery of animals and nature informs her subject matter.
She explores the polarities of life through her art: Yin / Yang, Life / Death, Young / Older, Form / Formless. She is passionate about and active in promoting wildlife conservation and the humane treatment of all living beings.
She gifts a portion of each of her sales towards humane causes.
Here is a list of some of the teachers and people who inspired her (alphabetical by first name).
"People inspire me not only with their art but by their influence on my perception of life and our human existence."