Monday, November 5, 2012

Cheryl Bartley Folk Art

Cheryl Bartley Folk Art Folk Art for the Spirit American Folk Art Painter, Cheryl Bartley’s artistic talent was apparent from an early age when she produced her first works of art as a means of communication. Raised by a French speaking family, she relied on a paintbrush and a box of paint to express herself to her English speaking friends. Her early love of expressing herself with her art resulted in working for over 25 years as a graphic artist in the manufacture of wallpaper and textiles. During these years, Cheryl developed the skills necessary to understand the technical aspects in the creation of wallpaper and textile design, color theory, computer design, oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor painting, and the proper care and utilization of quality artist materials. Although trained as a graphic artist, Cheryl now unleashes her imagination and creativity from her “Folk Art Spirit” studio 403, 100 Whiting Street, The Whiting Mills, Winchester, Ct. The inspiration for her life long fascination with telling stories with paint is revealed in her folk art spirited creations. Each painting will enchant you with its detailed happy scenes of simpler times. She utilizes mixtures of vibrant colors to produce scenes from her imagination and actual places that are warm and inviting, vibrant and exciting. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas or wood, and watercolor on paper. Her folk art collection can be seen at her studio in Winchester Connecticut or on her web site Her paintings and prints are found in private collections and businesses worldwide. Cheryl's folk art is licensed to manufacturers of wall calendars, greeting cards, puzzles, and prints that are sold world wide. Cheryl holds a B.A. in Psychology with a portfolio in fine art from St. Joseph College for Women in West Hartford, Ct.