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.”
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Framed 30 x 42″
As is most always the case, the Texas Bluebonnets were beautiful this year. Each artist that paints these beauties has a different view of how to portray their beauty. However, as a Signature Watercolor Artist, Cherie has a special way of showing the splendor, radiance and soul of these “Texas Blues”.
Framed 26 x 34
“I spent my childhood visiting beaches along Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico. I always thought of the sea gulls as beachcombers along with myself, my sisters and cousins who combed the beaches with me. When painting this scene of waves upon the shore, which are also known as “beachcombers”, I included the sea gull in memory of those wonderful days at the beach.”
Pretty N Pink
Framed 30 x 40
Transparent Watercolor & Acrylic
The extravagance of the Peony inspired this large portrayal of their soft petals. I began with watercolor to capture the blooms. The painting was then mounted on a board with additional paper added for texture. Acrylic paint was then used for strong contrast to surround the blooms of “Pretty N Pink”.
Thawing in the Glow
Framed 30 x 38
Spring in the Colorado mountains is alive with the sounds of rushing rivers and streams over flowing with snow melt. As a watercolorist, these scenes shout to be painted. The white paper serves as a perfect format for the endless subtleties in the shadows of the ice, snow and aspens.
Framed 28 x 33
“On a cold winter day at sunset on the Colorado river, a large blue heron appears. These birds are year round residents along bodies of water in Texas. I used the almost dry, river bed as a backdrop for the painting and included the seasons of color and of sepia tones to represent the transcendent presence of the heron’s lookout.”