CHERIE'S PAINTINGS PRESENT BOTH POETIC AND CONVENTIONAL IMAGES OF

WESTERN AMERICAN ICONIC LANDSCAPES.  OFTEN, USING 19th  CENTURY


SUBJECTS OR PHOTOGRAPHS, SHE TAKES ADVANTAGE OF HISTORY TO IMBUE


HER WORK WITH A SWEET/SAD FEELING OF ROMANTIC NOSTALGIA.




HER CHEERFUL, WARMLY COLORED PAINTINGS ARE COMPOSED OF LOOSE

BRUSHWORK OR ABSTRACT SHAPES OF BRIGHT COLOR THAT, SEEN FROM A


DISTANCE, COMPOSE A CONVENTIONAL IMAGE THAT IS FILLED WITH ENERGY


AND LIGHT.




OF HER PAINTINGS, CHERIE SAYS:  "THEY ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE


THE EMOTIONAL QUALITIES OF COLOR AND TO PRESENT A VISION

BEYOND THE VISUAL".





Artist's Statement