Chérie excels in painting landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, and portraits and is continually commissioned on many different subjects, working in all media.
Completely self-taught as a professional artist, Cherie has had to overcome many hurdles, including severe burns to her hands, cancer, a car accident, bowel operations, kidney stones, kidney removal, giant cell artiritis and preventative laser eye treatment in order to achieve her lifelong ambition.
Her database of clients now stretches worldwide, particularly the USA, Canada and Australia, as well as throughout the UK. She has featured in the National Weekly News, on TV Christchurch, New World Films as well as in the Bournemouth Echo and most recently on BBC’s ‘Home Away from Home’ series and one of Louis Theroux’s documentaries.
Chérie holds continual, successful exhibitions in Dorset, and is currently ‘Artist in Residence’ at Place Mill Gallery & Heritage Watermill at Christchurch Quay. She also gives demonstrations to Art Societies, does individual and group lessons in acrylics and oils and tuition at workshops. She previously ran painting holidays in the New Forest and Bournemouth.