I believe that all places in the universe are enriched by the presence of an animal. My constant goal is to honor their spirit; to elevate their position beyond a mere critter into a spectacular living creation. I have had a lifelong love affair with art and beasts. Being able to blend these two into a career as a fine artist is a dream livelihood. My Father was a modern day Mountain Man, leading our family on adventures and teaching us a love and reverence for the great outdoors. This steeped-in-nature childhood created the foundation for my work today. I aim to portray the animal kingdom as another nation…each denizen with a full spectrum of emotion, intelligence and feeling.
The following works are what I consider traditional in that they are oils on either a canvas or a linen surface. In some cases they are oil on aluminum but framed traditionally without the fused glass layers seen on my other page.
* To view Cheryl's wildlife art on metal combined with fused glass, click here.
HOLDING COURT - 21x41 - oil on linen - available
TIGHT KNIT TRIO - 18x14 oil on aluminum - available
NIGHT MOVES - 22x22 oil on aluminum - available
DOWNHILL THREAT ~ 24x24 oil on linen ~ available
AUTUMN DUET - 22x28 oil on aluminum - available
SNOW PACK ~ 8x28 oil on aluminum ~ available
WINTER PROWL ~ 12x24 oil on linen ~ available
SPRING THAW ~ 12x16 oil on linen ~ available
MOTION SENSOR ~ 12x9 oil on linen ~ private collection
A CLAP OF THUNDER ~ 20x26 oil on aluminum ~ available
SILENT VIGIL ~ 22x10 oil on birch panel ~ available
STILLNESS ~ 20x16 oil on linen ~ available
SENTRY ~ 10x8 oil on linen ~ available
MAJESTIC MIGRATION ~ 11x46 oil on linen ~ private collection