Art Demo Today!

It’s going to be a great day! Just getting ready to go to one of my favorite places in the world, Galleria. Will be bringing along my easel and doing a painting demonstration, so if you’re interested in watching me create or learning a bit about painting in oil, stop by. I’ll be there from 1pm until 4:00. And I’m always happy to chat with folks who stop by, and share what I’ve learned about painting and creativity!

Today, I’ll be finishing one I started yesterday entitled ‘Petit Point’, one of my newest still-life pieces for my ‘In the Kitchen’ series. (The painting above is one I created at a demo I did at the ‘Canadian Artists for the Poor‘ art show last week.)

Galleria is located at:
907 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-270-3612
Galleria is open from 12pm until 5:00pm today.
Lots of free parking – enter off 8th Street SE into the alleyway behind the store.

Thanks for reading, hope to see you there! Take care, from Cheryl.

Autumn Art Shows Begin!

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to be part of this summer’s last ‘Canadian Artists for the Poor’ show and sale along Stephen Ave in downtown Calgary. The skies were clear and sunny but the fall chill made a warm cup of coffee a must! Still, we enjoyed a great turnout.

I brought my easel for the day and painted a small landscape. Even though I was still painting from a photo, I was surprised to see how clean my colors turned out. I believe it was because I was painting in natural light, rather than room lighting.

For these independent art shows, I’ve collected a variety of telescoping metal easels. They’re lightweight, and collapse down small enough they just tuck away into a corner of my trunk. Easy-peasy! And the best thing about them is that I can rearrange my space in a heartbeat. This was my morning setup (above). Once the light got high enough to reach over the buildings, I switched things around to catch the great afternoon light (below):

Thanks so much to ‘Canadian Artists for the Poor’ and Julie Chandler, for hosting such a great event. For more info about their charity and endeavors, please visit: It’s fulfilling to be able to share my work with the public, while supporting a worthwhile cause at the same time.

If you’d like to see more of my work in person, join me at one of my art shows and painting demonstrations still coming up. Please visit my ‘Upcoming Events’ page for more details. Have a particular image in mind you’d like to see as a painting? Commissions are always welcome.

Have Easel, will Travel

Come by my booth at ArtWalk 2012, an event of Canadian Artists for the Poor!
Date: Aug 2 from 10am to 5pm
Location: Along both Stephen Avenue and Barclay Street (3 Street SW) – downtown Calgary!

Along with other Calgary Artists, I will be displaying and selling my artwork, plus doing painting demos all day! Hope you can stop by for a visit and check out my new art.

For more info on the festival, visit: