My work has always dealt with the human condition. All of it springs from my role as a woman, mother and caretaker. I see myself as a mixed media artist and use a variety of materials as seem appropriate or perhaps, what is available.
I often use animals, objects or nature as a means to convey my artistic vision. It can be funny or not, but is often a comment on social issues or personal experiences.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Cheryl Thomas was raised in a small town in the high desert of Arizona. Her family came west with the railroad in the early 1900’s. Her great grandparents homesteaded in California and Colorado. Her grandparents settled in the high desert and Colorado River areas of Arizona. Her interest in art began in childhood. Thomas’s work is multi faceted involving painting, mixed media and fiber. It reflects her love of the west and commitment to women’s issues. She attended college in Flagstaff, earning degrees in Arts Management and Art Education. Moving to the east coast she earned an MFA in Painting at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia. Cheryl has exhibited across the country and is in private and corporate collections. She currently resides in Arizona where she lives with her young son and dog.
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