With a focus on light, form, and color, my colorful contemporary paintings will enliven any space or home. I’m drawn to horses, flowers, and the natural world. Being outdoors and visually investigating these subjects feeds my soul.
I am fascinated by the relationship between light and shadow on natural forms; compositions develop as I respond to the interplay of light and the variety of shapes and colors that result. I enjoy working in watercolor, mixed media, and sculpture.
- With watercolor, I seek fresh, unexpected color mixtures through spontaneous wet-into-wet techniques.
- In mixed media, I develop a lively visual surface, juxtaposing abstract shapes with living forms, while combining color and texture.
- In sculpture, I capture the spirit of the piece through lively gesture, hand-rubbed metallic finishes, and found-object embellishments.
Regardless of the medium, I preserve a sense of mystery and narrative, allowing the viewer to connect to my artwork through her experiences and emotions.
My art reflects all that my senses record: the luminous, ephemeral beauty of flowers; the wonder of visiting new places, and of course the noble presence of the horse. My equine art is informed by a lifetime spent with horses in daily care and training. Through my experiences, I’ve gained intimate knowledge of the equine spirit and anatomy. Touching sinuous curves, tendon lines, and muscular shapes; inhaling the equine scent; burying my cold face into a warm, soft, winter coat; sharing a horse’s breath; and gazing deeply into a horse’s soul. Monarch, my wise and sensitive partner, a Lipizzan X Andalusian gelding, appears in many of my works.
From cultivated gardens to scenic wild lands, I’m drawn to express the beauty around me. In nature I work alla prima to create bright, energetic compositions. As an avid travel sketcher, I record a wide variety of experiences from cities, towns, and neighborhoods; wilderness and nature; festivals, musicians, and street life. All these experiences enlighten my studio work.
Cheri Isgreen is a signature member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. As a retired art educator, she taught the gamut of media, styles, and subjects, giving her the strong range she draws upon today when creating her watercolor and mixed media compositions.
Upon retirement, Cheri changed focus to develop her personal vision in watercolor. Stir Gallery in Colorado Springs gave Cheri her first one woman show in 2012, pointing her on the path she follows today. In 2013 she entered her first art competition, receiving two patron awards and People’s Choice. In 2014 Cheri embarked on a year-long traveling exhibition, “High Point,” a benefit art show raising over $2K for nonprofits. Cheri feels strongly about “paying it forward.” To schedule a benefit art show with Cheri, click the link: LET’S TALK Since 2014, Cheri has exhibited widely in regional, national, and international juried & invitational shows. Her artwork has been showcased in museums, galleries, and publications both in the United States and abroad.
Cheri keeps an active studio schedule, winning awards in juried exhibitions, showing in galleries, accepting commissions, and maintaining an online presence through her website and social media. Along with an active studio schedule, Cheri is a popular workshop instructor at regional arts centers and through online instruction. CLICK LINK TO JOIN CHERI IN A WORKSHOP
Cheri is represented by:
- Backstreet, Montrose, CO
- Montrose Center for the Arts
- Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, Co
- Redstone Art Gallery, Redstone, CO
- 610 Arts Collective, Ridgway, CO