Artist's Statement



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".