Cheryl Ehlers is an award winning artist who works in a variety of genres in Fine Art Painting, Graphic and Textile Design, using a variety of medium in acrylic and watercolor.
“I am fundamentally interested in creating works that call for the participation of the audience to the same extent as my involvement in it. The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery of the story and I want to create basic human emotions.”
I am a night painter, so when I come into the studio the next morning the delirium usually is over. I am not on work for a long stretch, and I am at ease when I paint on the floor until a moment arrives when the air of the arbitrary vanishes. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting. When I’m painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing. It’s only after a get-acquainted period that I see what I’ve been about. I’ve no fears about making changes to painting because the art always seems to take on a life of its own. Art comes from emotions, and is magical!