Having been exposed to the florist industry while working in her parents’ flower shops, Cheryl developed an appreciation for floral design and this later translated into her art on canvas. Her first media was live flowers where she was successful in several floral design competitions. She then moved to oils, acrylics and watercolour and her subject matter includes landscape, abstracted landscape, florals and abstract inspired from nature. Vivid colours combined with interwoven patterns are used to express a unique perspective of her subject matter. With her intricate detail of flora or fauna she imbues the pulse of the living being.
While primarily a self-taught artist, she is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and holds a Certificate of Art and Design. She instructs classes on composition and perspective at the University of Saskatchewan. Cheryl owned a fine art gallery at Christopher Lake and Northside for many years.