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Artist Biography

Cheryl Carlson

As an abstract expressionist, my work style blends active gestural painting and color field techniques generated from reflection and emotions. I primarily use acrylics and inks. By using the unconscious thought process, I create my works. Each layer is driven by an intuitive feeling in the moment of creation. Through technical methodology, layers are built up, but the choices of colors, mediums, and lines are spontaneous. 

Creating is, and has always been, a liberating part of my life. Before painting, I focused on sculpting, garment design and textile artistry. One textile piece was shown across the United States on three different occasions. Two of my gown designs won second place in national pageants. 

Transitions throughout my life have resulted in career changes allowing me the opportunity and courage to pursue painting and my passion for helping others express themselves through art. I love biology and find he ocean is my biggest muse for my paintings. Sometimes I share my meaning of a painting, but I thoroughly enjoy letting the viewer express what it evokes in themselves as art lives through experiences. 

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