An Arizona artist and a native of Minnesota, Cheryl Martin has been drawing and painting since childhood. Cheryl received her BA in art from Nebraska Wesleyan University and an AA in graphic design. She moved to Arizona in 1989 where the landscapes and the rugged beauty of the desert provide a continuous source of inspiration for many of her paintings. Cheryl loves to explore and enjoys outdoor sports, including mountain biking and backpacking. Her love of exploring is also communicated in her painting process. Always ready to try a new technique or style, she enjoys the discoveries in each new painting.
"My paintings are a result of an intuitive process that develops out of the combination of layers, color, shape and texture. I am fascinated by layers of transparent color peeking out beneath other layers. My paintings also symbolize a curiosity of the delicate connections of colors and shapes in the natural world."