Hello! My name is Cheryl Liston and I'm a fulltime self taught professional artist, originally specialising in watercolour since 2001 until 2019 when I decided to take on a new challenge of working with oils as well.
I have a particular love of painting the sea and all things coastal, there’s something so uplifting about the vastness of the skyline sitting over the ocean. I'm drawn to the beauty of the ever changing landscapes, sunrises, sunsets and moody skies, I capture these atmospheric elements in my paintings by embracing colour, light and tone and I enjoy creating paintings that have a sense of calm.
My painting style is contemporary and semi-abstract and the main body of my work is oil on canvas. I also work with oil and resin which I achieve by pouring resin over my finished work, using a heat gun to remove any air bubbles, leaving a smooth, shiny surface. This process can bring out more depth, texture and colour in the painting.
My watercolours have a similar painting style, keeping my work loose using a wet in wet process, which allows the colours to merge. Subtle details are then added using artist ink pens.
As a member of Cambridge Open Studios, Art in East Anglia and Visual Artist Association, I enjoy attending art fairs and exhibitions throughout East Anglia and love meeting fellow artists and art lovers.
A selection of my paintings is now available in Wells-Next-The-Sea at Metamorphosis, The Gallery, where I work once a week with fellow artists.
You can follow me and my work on Instagram, where I post my paintings as they develop and find out about the inspiration behind them. You can also subscribe to my website and I will send you updates of my latest works, events and special offers from time to time!