In Wild & Wonderful West Virginia!
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|What name do you design under?||Cher's Passion|
|Where can your work be seen?||My online gallery (link below) Elle's Niche in Charles Town, WV, coming soon to Butterfly Hill in Leesburg, VA, and the 2015 Apple Butter Festival|
|What type of art do you produce?||Currently the majority of my work is acrylic painting on reclaimed wood, some of which are functional pieces. I also love carving with the dremel, and creating mixed media pieces that incorporates detail using polychromos colored pencils.|
|Do you do custom work?||Yes|
|What is your email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Additional contact information?||Private message via my Cher's Passion page on Facebook.|
|Have you been recognized by any professional organizations for your art? If so, please elaborate.||A set of 3 CANimals (Hear no, see no, and speak no evil) were chosen from an event designed to promote recycling of pet food cans by Purina. The set of crafty cats are on display at Purina's headquarters in St.Louis Missouri. Photos of the gallery exhibition in Soho, NY can be found in my photo albums.
2014 my Totem Wildlife coffee table won the first place ribbon at the Morgan County Fair.
2015 my young art student Ace Thurman, stole 1st place and best in show with his painting at this year's 2015 Morgan County Fair.
|Please give us a short bio.||Regardless of the medium I choose, Mother Nature is generally my theme, whether it be a wispy landscape, an animal, or a single leaf.
Educated as a graphic designer, but left it behind for more tactile mediums. I love the challenge of repurposing a functional item into beautiful art that still has usability.
One of the ways I give back to the community is by volunteering my time to seniors. I teach a free art class at Senior Life Services and am proud to say that I was chosen as this year's Volunteer of the Year.
I offer fee based art classes for any age student, single or group. In the near future my classes will be available from my home studio.
|If you have one, please provide a link to your Facebook Page.||http://www.facebook.com/cherspassion|