Cheryl St John Artist Reception:

Friday, March 13. 5 - 7 pm

 
As a plein air painter in both oil and watercolors, Cheryl’s work is influenced by the beautiful landscapes of the Colorado mountains. Using vivid colors and as few brush strokes as possible, her paintings are loose and impressionistic, exuding the cool breeze or warm sun she felt while painting the piece.

 

About the Artist
Cheryl is a fourth generation Colorado native with a great appreciation of nature, the environment, and the preservation of both. Born and raised at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and with parents that enjoyed the outdoors, Cheryl was introduced at an early age to the beauty of the Colorado mountains and developed her own love for the landscape that influences her artwork today.
 
Cheryl states, “Keeping the painting fresh and not over-worked is part of the fun and challenge of a good artist. I want the viewer to be able to feel what I felt when painting the piece … feel the warm sun, or the cool breeze, or whatever else is going on nearby, and therefore capture the essence of the scene for themselves.”
 
Cheryl’s paintings have been presented in prestigious national shows such as The American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, Gilcrease Museum, Customs House Museum, Windows to the Divine, and the Governor's Invitational, to name a few.
 
Cheryl studied Fine Art and Design at The Rocky Mountain College of Art and at the Colorado Institute of Art. She also studied with well-known artists like Scott Christensen, Kim English, Quang Ho, Ken Bachaus, and Michael Workman.
 
She is a current member of Oil Painters of America and the Art Students League of Denver. She is also a signature member and Vice President of the American Impressionist Society, and a signature member of Plein Air Artists of Colorado.
She has won numerous awards and is currently in both corporate and private collections around the world.