Thursday, March 27, 2014

Meet Artist Patricia Cherry, Spring Obsession Open Division Accepted Artist


Patricia Cherry
Ms. Cherry believes all of life is art.  

Her motto for a creative life:  ”Ditch your inner critic, laugh at yourown ego, pick the thing you love and work like crazy, and no matter how tough it gets practice gratitude and peace daily."

Fine Art education includes attending San Francisco State University, California College of Arts and Crafts, University of California at Berkeley, and Escuela de Belles Artes in San Miquel de Allende, Guanajauto Mexico. In addition she has taken many other art workshops from diverse and talented Artists. She did this concurrently while working as a busy CEO of a San Francisco Bay Area Staffing firm.
An award winning professional artist she has won awards at such shows as Ironstone Spring Art Show and Gallo’s Annual Art show. She has had one-person shows in San Joaquin, Calaveras, Amador and San Mateo Counties. In Northern California her art can currently be seen at Bonsack Gallery in Oakdale and at C Gallery and Fine Art in East Sonora.
Patricia was co-founder of Sonora Art Trails, a successful open art studio tour bringing tourists and art lovers to Tuolumne County. She is frequently a guest speaker for community groups on the subject of why art is important to education and society. She is known for writing a weekly column for Sierra Lodestar, “Art Matters”.  She teaches “How to Find Your Visual Voice” to a select group of artists who take their painting but not themselves seriously.

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