Cheryl graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Atlanta (1981). Her course of study was Visual Communications/Graphic Design and her first creative job was staff artist at an advertising agency in Atlanta, GA. Not liking the advertising world, she left to pursue a life as wife and homemaker, painting as a hobby and exhibiting occasionally.
In 2016, she began to paint in earnest. Her work is sharp-edged abstract and surreal. She combines these movements in her compositions in oil or acrylic, creating captivating imagery in color and mood. Cheryl’s work has been exhibited at the local, state, national and international level. She won Second Place in the GAA 61st Annual Juried Show hosted by the Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden AL., and an Honorable Mention at the CAL National Invitational Show, Conroe Tx. Cheryl was a finalist in the 3oth September Competition hosted by the Alexandria Museum of Art LA., and she was named a finalist in the 47th International Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Brownsville, Tx. Cheryl is a juried member of the Florida Artists Group and she presented her work at the FLAG Symposium in Ocala, Florida in 2018 as well as at the group show at the Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL in 2019. In addition, Cheryl has won several local awards for her paintings, including Best Painting for the 2018 City of Pembroke Pines Studio 18 Competition and she was awarded a Best in Show/Broward Art Guild. Her work has been published in Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review in both 2017 and 2018. Born in Ohio, Cheryl currently lives in South Florida.