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Published in: on June 10, 2007 at 10:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

“More About the Artist”

Cheryl Davis

Oklahoman Cheryl Davis is a self taught artist.  She creates art from experiences and first-hand knowledge of images that have left their impressions upon her.  Both mystical and defined, Cheryl’s style expresses the beauty of a moment.

An historian of sorts, she records how she feels about what she sees around her.  The fine lines and detail of Davis’ art are created with colored pencil, watercolor and acrylic.  The watercolor washes her work with feeling and mood, and the faces and emotion of the paintings tell the story.

Of Cherokee, Choctaw & Delaware descent, Cheryl was born to art, raised in rural Oklahoma in an environment surrounded by artistic people.  She embraced artistic excellence and individualism as by-words of her life.

Painting traditional American Indian people of today as they interpret their living heritage, Cheryl’s desire is for her audience to feel the movement of the dancers, to see the never ending beauty of the people and their rich heritage.

Cheryl’s art has been a progression of growth from an interest held since an early age.  One of her earliest memories is finger painting before an easel in pre-school at about the age of three.  And many more of her early memories involve art, drawing and museums.  Her professional art career began about 1986.  Since that time she has developed a complete line that includes note cards, bookmarks, artwear and jewelry in addition to originals & prints.  Always striving to expand, she is currently developing her skills with mosaic work.  She has worked with the Hamilton Collection in the past and designed jewelry and other items for national and internationally distributed catalogs.

Her art is displayed in private collections throughout the U.S. and has also been accepted in many national and international competitions.  Among those competitions, her work was selected for the “Grand Award” in the rekindled “AIHC 1994 Annual Oklahoma Indian Art Competition” hosted by the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Davis’ work has been exported and international appeal of Davis’ work often calls for the artist to travel to Europe.  Her work has also appeared in several Native American Indian Art Calendars throughout the years.

Published in: on May 30, 2007 at 1:06 am  Comments (1)