Cheryl has been painting California for most of her life. About 7 years ago, she discovered the camera and it has gave her a new way to see the landscape. Growing up in the desert, she was never very inspired by it. After living at the beach and in Northern California for many years, circumstances brought her back to the desert, at that point Cheryl started to really see the beauty of this subtle and interesting landscape, and she credits the camera with much of this revelation. There is never ending inspiration here and she never grew tired of exploring the landscape east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the history of this desolate and interesting land. Cheryl creates layered compositions that inspire the viewer to look further. Often confused with being paintings, her work is rich in color, texture, and detail.
Cheryl’s latest endeavor is venturing into travel writing about the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and the HWY 395 corridor. She’s currently writing weekly blogs and also being published bi-monthly by the Daily Independent in Ridgecrest, CA. Her articles are colorful invitations to get out and explore the world around you and include several full color photographs of the locations she’s discussing.
Cheryl also lead tours of the local areas, teach workshops and work with film crews.
Cover Image: A Place to Contemplate the Past