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An Artist Speaks Season 4 Episode 1 with Guest Cheryl Church

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Artist Cheryl Church interviews with host Michael Harris.  Cheryl is a Colored Pencil artist who's art is so detailed that many of her pieces appear to be photographs instead of drawings.  Listen to how she gets her inspiration for her art, her artistic process and what messages she hopes her art brings to the viewer. Cheryl is an artist, high school art teacher, coach, mother and grandmother.  She was raised on a small farm in Kansas and has lived in Missouri for the past 12 years. She has shown her work in Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas City, Wisconsin, Missouri, Arkansas and New York.

“I am a color pencil painter. I manipulate the pencil to work like paint pushing the colors past pencil marks, combining the rich vibrant colors, which forces the viewer to come closer and spend more time looking. My favorite subjects are fruit, flowers and birds, often I have beautiful women in my pieces that coincide with the birds, flowers and fruit. Recently I have had a fetish with water, capturing a frozen moment, that splash of water as your feet jump into a puddle, or when you drop a piece of fruit in the water to rinse it off. The amazing colors and movement that are offset by the reflections in the water catch my eye, drawing me in closer, often resulting in an almost abstract piece.”

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