Artist of the Month

Cheryl’s art focuses on colour and texture both subtle and bold, warm and cold. Throughout her career in education, Cheryl experimented with different crafts. She was always impressed and interested in the art produced by students and staff. Cheryl comes from a creative family who work with a variety of media.

After retiring, Cheryl began formal art lessons and for several years created art with glass including leaded glass and fused panels, dishes, jewellery, lamps and nightlights.

More recently, Cheryl has incorporated acrylic and mixed media painting as an additional focus for her creative nature. She continues to explore various methods and styles as she evolves, creating an eclectic rather than thematic repertoire of work. She enjoys painting abstracts, fanciful flowers and cheerful paintings for kids of all ages.

Cheryl can be contacted through: www.cherylzenerart.com cherylzener@gmail.com

 

 

AoTM: August 2017

Cheryl Zener  

Cheryl’s art focuses on colour and texture both subtle and bold, warm and cold. Throughout
her career in education, Cheryl experimented with different crafts. She was always impressed
and interested in the art produced by students and staff. Cheryl comes from a creative family
who work with a variety of media.
After retiring, Cheryl began formal art lessons and for several years created art with glass
including leaded glass and fused panels, dishes, jewellery, lamps and nightlights.
More recently, Cheryl has incorporated acrylic and mixed media painting as an additional
focus for her creative nature. She continues to explore various methods and styles as she
evolves, creating an eclectic rather than thematic repertoire of work. She enjoys painting
abstracts, fanciful flowers and cheerful paintings for kids of all ages.

 

Cheryl can be contacted through:
www.cherylzenerart.com

cherylzener@gmail.com

 

  1. How long have you been painting for and what is your favourite medium to use? 

I have been painting about 7 years although I used some painting with glass and painted
murals and furniture over the years. I really enjoy working with acrylic paint and mixed
media.
    2.What type of art do you produce?

There are so many artists to choose from that it’s difficult to narrow the field but I really
like the styles and use of colour of Kandinsky, Mondrian, Miro and Picasso.

  1. What inspires you to paint?

I am inspired by colour. I love to put colours together and see the effect. And I enjoy
working with texture made by paint and by adding mixed media to paintings.

  1. What are your favourite galleries to visit?

I enjoy seeing the new exhibits at the AGO. The Perez Art Museum in Miami is
spectacular! It is an interesting eco-friendly structure built beside the water with great
grounds and unusual art. MASS MOCA in North Adams is composed of several
reclaimed factory buildings. The buildings are amazing and Sol LeWitt’s installations
unique.

  1. What are you currently working on?

I tend to work in binges of colour palettes or styles. Right now I’m working with reverse
painting on Plexiglas.

  1. Being part of the North Toronto Group of Artists – what has this group brought to you?

I’m new to the North Toronto Group of Artists and had my first experience as part of
Artwalk 2016. I look forward to more positive events.