Hello! My name is Cheryl Liston and I am a fulltime, self-taught professional artist living in South Cambs.
Originally specialising in watercolour from 2001 until 2019 when I decided to take on a new challenge of working with traditional oils as well.
I love colour and particularly enjoy 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 ever changing landscapes, sunrises, sunsets and moody skies and capture these atmospheric elements in my paintings by embracing colour, light and tone and enjoy creating paintings that have a sense of calmness and atmosphere.
My painting style is evolving all the time but is definitely contemporary and the main body of my work is oil on canvas, ranging from seascapes, landscapes and a growing collection of vertical abstracts.
I also have a range of watercolours that have a similar painting style to my oil work, keeping my brush strokes loose and 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 are 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!