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Cheri Riechers

Cheriart Gallery

"I create art to make you smile, feel good, or evoke a memory, through the fun use of paint and mixed media textures."

I am drawn to the use of textures, thick paints and glazes, and although I like most palettes, my personal taste is in the use of bright colors and their interaction with each other. The experimentation with different types of textures, including media I create, adds elements of interest to the art. There are no limitations to where my imagination takes me - It's a continuing journey into the...

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... creative mind and I'm often surprised with the results. My goal is to use my art to make people happy and evoke a positive feeling!

Art was my college major, but I spent over 20 years in the IT industry, owned a corporate training company, worked on the Space Shuttle and had a VIP invitation to the first Shuttle launch! My career switched when I received representation in a great gallery and my art sold out in a month!

In 2004 a founding member of Sotheby's online art auctions selected me as an American Established Contemporary Expressionist Artist. I was privileged to receive the high honor of being a Listed Artist and am recorded in “Mayer’s International Auction Record”, Zurich, Switzerland, a book used by international art collectors and museums.

My angel paintings are dedicated to those who have died and left us with words of wisdom in a quote. Since art is not usually thrown away (ouch if it is!!!), the words live on in the artwork to be seen by current owners, viewers, and passed down through generations for new eyes to see.

I believe art is for all. Not everyone can afford original art, so I encourage people to start where they are comfortable; and that might be with a small print. Baby steps for some, big leaps for others. Start young appreciating the joy of art, and grow your collection as you are able.

My art has been published as prints worldwide, sold in stores, galleries, and licensed onto over 20 retail products. I've been featured in the Festival Center of 8 Disney/EPCOT Food & Wine or Flower & Garden Festivals, and in 2007 was the Flower & Garden Festival Poster Artist. I've been on PBS television several times and featured as an artist on FOX.

I enjoy working with and helping Kids Beating Cancer and the most amazing children. They feed my soul.

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I am primarily a gallery or museum artist, so I have only done 2 art festivals (one did not give awards).
Heathrow Festival of the Arts, First Place Painting
Poster Artist, Walt Disney World EPCOT Flower & Garden Festival
Gallery at Avalon Island For The Love of Art Show, Third Place
Maitland Art Center, Chosen for Dinner With the Artist
Orlando Museum of Art, State of Florida Artist of the Month (Two Years)
Wolfe Gallery, Deland Wine Festival, Chosen Artist
Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Saks Fifth Ave, Featured Artist
Miami Bridge Charity, Invitation Cover Artist
PBS WUCF Artisodes Segment on TV
Detroit PBS Public Television, On Air Segments
FOX Television Live, Orlando, on Air Painting
Alexander's Fine Art Gallery, CBS Live on Air
Sunshine Artist Magazine, National Cover Art
Pensacola News Journal, SOHO Gallery, Feature and Front Page
Pensacola Hospice Art Festival Poster and T Shirt Art
Judge, Congressman John Mica Seminole Co Art Competition for Art in the Capitol Building, DC
Who's Who and Why of Successful Florida Women
Numerous Magazine and Newspaper Articles

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Perfect Day
Paintings: Acrylic

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The Epiphany
Paintings: Acrylic

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Dawn of Awakening
Paintings: Acrylic

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Mod Flowers
Paintings: Acrylic

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Paintings: Acrylic

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Harlequin Men
Paintings: Acrylic

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Angel In My Life
Paintings: Acrylic

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Face of Freedom
Paintings: Acrylic

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The Vortex
Mixed Media & Collage

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Dove of Peace
Paintings: Acrylic

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Holding My Heart in Your Hand
Paintings: Acrylic

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Space Cadet
Paintings: Acrylic

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Flower Power
Paintings: Acrylic

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Leaf Me Alone
Paintings: Acrylic

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Fun Abstract
Paintings: Acrylic

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Tribute to Michelangelo
Paintings: Acrylic

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"Tribute to Michelangelo on Goals"
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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Irish Proverb
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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End Each Day With Cabernet
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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End Each Day With Chardonnay
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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Tribute to Lincoln on Power
Prints, Etchings & Lithographs

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Tribute to General Stilwell
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Real Friend - Anonymous
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