Hello! My name is Cheryl Liston and I'm a fulltime self taught professional artist, originally specialising in watercolours until 2019 when I decided to take on a new challenge of working with oils.  

Painting is my way of escaping the busy and hectic reality of day to day life. I love the freedom that painting with oils gives me, allowing my work to be more abstract and expressive.

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 live and work in Cambridge and find much of my inspiration in the countryside of Cambridgeshire, where I have spent most of my childhood and adult life after moving from London where I was born. 


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.

As a member of Cambridge Open Studios and Art in East Anglia, I enjoy attending art fairs and exhibitions throughout East Anglia and love meeting fellow artists and art lovers.


A selection of my paintings are 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!