As an experimental, mixed media artist, Cherry is inspired by the rich tapestry of colour - drenched
textures, the uniqueness of the light of the South West coast and country, land and seascapes.
Her passion for making and sharing art is motivated by a welter of natural beauty that floods the
senses with endless painting opportunities, particularly the excitement of sketching and painting
en plain air.
Although watercolour has been my favourite media, I am constantly challenged by experimentation and love to mix media and techniques to recreate the observed textural qualitiesor capture the essence of place, emotion or memory
Retiring in 2008 from a professional lecturing career in further & higher education and teacher -
training, her artwork has received many prestigious awards from art societies; she chaired Devon Art Society for 4 years, is a Devon Artist Network member and an SAA Professional Artist
I have been immersed in creativity since my early days in ceramics, oil painting and later in floral and garden design. Although largely self-taught, painting skills have been learnt from the very best. I continue to evolve and grow as an artist and have been fortunate to successfully exhibit my artwork withgroups, as an individual, jointly and with an Open Studios group gallery. I regularly submit work to regional and
national competitions and was thrilled to accept an invitation to take part in the televised Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2015 and again in 2016.
My artwork is collected nationally and internationally and I
am happy to accept commissions.
Devon Life Landscape Painter of the Year 2016.
My absolute passion is making and sharing art and, as a fully qualified educator, I tutor inspiring demonstrations and workshopsin a variety of media