Cherlyn’s love of art started early in college when she was assigned a project- to draw a recent dream. With messy charcoal and pencils, she drew the oceanside in Kauai, HI where she was born and lived until the age of 12- a place she often visits and still dreams about.
Cherlyn graduated from The University of Montana in 2002 in Missoula with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She moved to Bozeman, MT in 2007 after a convincing local persuaded her- She married him 2 years later. Cherlyn considers herself lucky to live in such a beautiful place with her spouse and
2 spoiled dogs. Montana is one large landscape painting she can admire daily.
“I am often getting my studio messy with oil paint, acrylic, graphite, colored pencils, my dogs, etc.
I love creating abstract art because the options are wide open. My process is a very intuitive one. One move, a brush stroke, color field, and/or drip, dictates where my next move will be, creating a dialogue between the canvas and my paint. My creative approach is spontaneous. I love the process and freedom that it allows me.
The paintings are an emotional journey that gives me a unique satisfaction that I can’t find in other ways.”