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Cherie GiddensCherie Giddens


Creating the illusion of Texture and Light with Watercolor

Cherie has always had a love for creating. Much of her career has been as an art teacher in public and private schools. Her love for inspiring others in their creativity has been a constant source of joy.

“I’ve been passionate about watercolor since my first watercolor class in college. I love the way watercolor flows and mixes on the paper. These are the surprises of shape and color I use to create the illusions of Light and Texture in my work. I love to work out a painting until it comes to life.”

Cherie holds a Bachelor degree in Art and Education from Texas Tech University and has studied at Savannah College of Art & Design. Her work with watercolor has gained her numerous awards in The Trinity Arts League and Southwestern Watercolor Society of which she is a Signature Member. She has developed the art curriculum for several private schools and has taught adult watercolor classes and workshops.

Her clients include private homes, collections, schools and businesses. She has done numerous commissioned pieces for both clients and friends.

“Creativity is God’s gift to us. For me, creating works of art is the best way I know to praise Him. It allows me to communicate to others what I’ve experienced in God’s creative handiwork.”

  • Add to cartView DetailsPredator's Perch - 1290

    Predator’s Perch – Cherie Giddens


    Predator's Perch

    37 x 26 Framed


    I chose the American Kestrel as my subject because of the beautiful feathers. This predator's natural coloring, a camouflage in the bird's habitat, portrays God's wisdom for each of His creatures; Each perfectly suited to their task.

  • Add to cartView DetailsQuiet Winter Shadows - 0985

    Quiet Winter Shadows – Cherie Giddens


    Quiet Winter Shadows

    Framed 32 x 40



    Nothing seems to reflect light and shadow better than snow. While painting this winter scene I played with the glow of sunlight that creates color in the white of the tree trunks and the snow revealing the reds, yellows and blues everywhere.

  • Add to cartView DetailsTaos Gorge Overlook

    Taos Gorge Overlook – Cherie Giddens


    Taos Gorge Overlook

    Framed 28 x 22



    The “Gorge”, formed thru violent eruptions and force, is a transformed landscape of awesome beauty. The sepia tones represent past times melting into the NOW. Not unlike the beauty of a transformed life in the hands of God.

  • Add to cartView DetailsSummer Breeze

    Summer Breeze – Cherie Giddens


    Summer Breeze

    34 x 14

    Framed Watercolor

    I wanted to capture the feeling of riding the breeze over the river in a row boat. I uses the long vertical format to emphasize the effect of the river's current. The cool water and green grass and trees were always a summer's delight.

  • Add to cartView DetailsBoulder Dam - new

    Boulder Dam – Cherie Giddens


    Boulder Dam

    Framed 24 x 18



    This painting began with layers of textured papers to build a foundation of hills and valleys. I added warm, soft color contrasted with cool dark color to create the rocks in the water.

  • Add to cartView DetailsVillage Worship Remembered

    Village Worship Remembered – Cherie Giddens


    "Village Worship Remembered"

    31 x 25

    Framed Watercolor


    This scene can still be found in the mountains of New Mexico. I used the local color of the adobe walls and tin roofs with a separate painting behind it in sepia tones to emphasize the village's heritage of worship.

  • Add to cartView DetailsEvening Falls Sized 21.5 x 27.5- 3015

    Evening Falls – Cherie Giddens


    Evening at the Falls

    28 x 21 Framed


    I began with wet-into-wet color to tone the paper with the color of the prevailing light against the cliffs. These colors of crimson were allowed to shine through every detail of the painting.

  • Add to cartView DetailsSplendor in Creede

    Splender in Creede Colorado – Cherie Giddens


    Splender in Creede Colorado

    26 x 32

    Framed Watercolor


    The creation of a textured surface with various papers gave the foundation for this landscape. I was in Creede, Colorado, where the ragged cliffs protrude all around the majestic landscape. This painting captured the texture and mood of this late August afternoon.

  • Add to cartView DetailsGrandma's Kitchen

    Grandma’s Kitchen – Cherie Giddens


    Grandma's Kitchen

    19 x 23

    Framed Watercolor


    A gathering of eggs always reminds me of the wonderful times in Grandma's kitchen. There were always fresh eggs from her hen house. I had to paint the well-worn table cloth that brought to life those glorious memories. And oh how I loved those feathers.

  • Add to cartView DetailsA Rio Grande Mile

    A Rio Grande Mile – Cherie Giddens


    A Rio Grande Mile

    29 x 36

    Framed Watercolor


    I love the meandering Rio Grande and the beauty of the surrounding landscape capturing it's head waters in the mountains near Creede, Colorado. The spectacular fall colors of the Colorado mountains glow in the early morning light of day. A scene that cries out to be painted.