-- Take a tour behind the scenes at the studio of Cheryl Powell, a North Carolina based fine artist painting in oil and pastel, both 'en plein air' and in the studio.

Cheryl's work is representational and takes an impressionistic approach to the environment, often playing with the conventional techniques of realism. Her subjects can be categorized broadly into: figurative, still life, landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, travel inspired, animals and North Carolina scenes.

Cheryl's original oil and pastel paintings are available for sale both online and through local art galleries. Please visit her website to view a diverse sampling of her paintings:

Cheryl has had work accepted into juried shows hosted by the International Association of Pastel Societies, the Pastel Society of America and the Southeastern Pastel Society. Cheryl holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University and a master's in illustration from Syracuse University.

Some of the artists with whom Cheryl has studied include: Bob Rohm, Doug Dawson,, Ralph Oberg, Scott Burdick, Susan Lyon, Margaret Dyer, Steve Childs, Dee Beard Dean, Marc Hanson, D. Eleinne Basa and Lori Putnam.

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