Location: United States
CHERRY WOODBURY – AWARD WINNING ARTIST
Personal growth and being open to learning new things has been a way of life for me. Perhaps this came from being raised in the military, which gave me a diverse background from living all over the world. I am also an outdoor enthusiast and have often looked at a beautiful setting and thought how wonderful it would be to capture it in art.
Because of my love for the outdoors, I find animals and birds intriguing and exciting subjects. When painting wildlife, I enjoy researching my subject and thus gain new knowledge.
I have had the opportunity to travel the world and have found that I enjoy painting the faces of those I have met in these far away places.
I have found watercolor painting has opened my eyes to the way I look at the beauty and colors in the world. A sky of blue with a golden sunset and streaks of gold flowing into the blue is truly unique. Any mixture of gold and the blue would normally create green and yet with all the unlimited variations of daily skies, the colors remain true. This is only one challenge for a watercolor artist and why the creation of an acceptable piece of art can be self-rewarding.
Although I have only been painting for a few years, I have been fortunate to win recognition and numerous awards.
* Invited by Ducks Unlimited Idaho to enter their competition
* Placed 3rd in Oregon Ducks Unlimited
* Entered the Federal Duck stamp contest for 2012 & 2013
* 2nd place in the Birds of Prey art contest
* “Best Of Show” in the Nampa Art Guild juried show
* 1st place in the juried Idaho Watercolor Society Capitol show
* Selected by a national artist for the Idaho Traveling Art Show
* “Juror’s Choice Award” in the Centennial Art Show
* Juried into numerous shows by nationally known artists
* Juried into the Montana state exhibition
* Exhibiting artist at St Luke’s, St Alphonsus and various businesses
My style of painting is realism which presents challenges in watercolor because of the interaction of paint and water. However, this style lends itself to the requirements of Ducks Unlimited and Birds Of Prey entries which must depict realistic details
Because of my love for the outdoors, I find birds and animals intriguing and exciting subjects. When painting wildlife, I enjoy researching my subject and thus gain new knowledge.
An original 18" x 24" custom framed watercolor for sale - $375
This painting was entered into the Federal Duck Stamp 2013 contest
This original 18" x 24" framed painting is for sale - $325
It was entered in the Federal Duck Stamp 2012 Contest
Original 36" x 24" watercolor for sale - $575
Several glazes and washes make up the background and reflections. Beautiful colors and detail on the loons
Original watercolor 18" x24" framed art work for sale - $350
This painting won 3rd place in Oregon Ducks Unlimited.
This large painting 30" x 24" framed is for sale - $425
It has great washes and glazes of various colors to make up the background.
This original large 30" x 24" watercolor framed art is for sale - $425
This painting was entered into the National Parks Art contest 2013
There is great detail work and some added texture in the rocks
Original watercolor 18" x 24" art for sale - $350
This painting has won several awards and juried into various shows. It is done with just the three primary colors - yellow, red, and blue
Original watercolor 22" x 24" framed art for sale - $425
This painting has won several awards and juried into shows. It is based on actual photo taken when family dog went to get drink from the fountain