Cheryl Lawson, Artistwww.ArtPal.com/paintingsbychery
Cheryl Lawson, Artist-Painter
I have been in love with nature and art since I was a young girl. I have painted the colorful beauty of the natural world in its full splendor. While on my many trips to Europe, South America, and Asia I was fascinated by all the ancient architecture, I have depicted these scenes in a wonderful new impressionistic art form. I always carry my sketch book, paints and materials with me to capture a special scene where ever I go.
As an award-winning artist painting in oil and acrylics on canvas, as well as water colors, I am currently working primarily in Plein Air with an Impressionistic style, focusing on capturing the magnificence of color and beauty in the outdoor, natural world.
I like to compose my prolific paintings in such a manner as to capture a moment in life. I want my paintings to tell a story of a special moment. I see things differently than a lot of artists. I want my paintings to present themselves outside of the box, such as including people in my landscapes and seascapes. Some of my most important work includes a person or persons in the scenery. Expressing joy by using my artistic skills to create paintings that people will like because they make them feel happiness.
I became interested in drawing when I was five years old. I entered a contest conducted by the Oakland Tribune and actually won. My drawing was in the paper and I was invited to be on local TV with the host. At the age of eleven years old I entered a drawing contest conducted by Macy’s; my drawing was the Golden Gate Bridge and I took first place. That made my mind up that I wanted to be an Artist.
I began studies and practiced Art at the young age of 13 in high school, and taking 4 years of art, then going on to various colleges to achieve an Art degree. I also attended Adult Night School painting classes to continue my work. Every summer I have participated in the Open Studio event.
I have mentored a high school senior in her final project to graduate from our local high school. I also, volunteered to teach art classes to children in grades kindergarten through third grade at a Danville elementary school.
Currently I belong to the Tahoe Art League and have been a member for the past six years. I was in one of their galleries on Ski Run Blvd for a number of years, for which l was asked to be the director.