Florida Artists Group

  Area VII Member

  Cheryl Fausel— Painter

Cheryl Fausel

Blue Daze 22x30

Cheryl Fausel

The Three A's An Alsatian Artist

  Cheryl Fausel
Cheryl Fausel

The Runner 21x21

Cheryl Fausel

Playing the Passage 15x22

Cheryl's Web Site

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Member of Flag since 2007
FLAG Positions Served:
Recording Secretary 2009 and 2010

Cheryl's Bio:

Several generations of artists led Cheryl to this point in her life. Her interest in Art has always been a part of who she is. With her talent in art being recognized early, she was awarded scholarships to the local art gallery in Rochester, NY. Being accepted into an early study program at the Rochester Institute of Technology fired her desire to study at this school. This she did, majoring in illustration.
While at RIT, she met her husband Tom, a citizen of Germany. Several years later she moved with her husband and young child to Stuttgart, Germany, which became her home for the next 24 years. During this time she worked for the US Military in their recreation department as “Artist in Residence” doing
whatever was required in the way artwork. Ultimately, she became a manager of an Arts and Crafts Facility for the US Military, teaching various art forms. During this time she also became a master quilter, teaching this discipline for eight years. Along the way she picked up her BS Degree from SUNY at New York.
With the retirement of her husband, they moved to Switzerland in “95. The thirst for adventure took them on her husband’s self-built sailing boat to the Mediterranean and onward to Gibraltar, the Atlantic, and Caribbean landing in the States months later. After five years of the gypsy life between boat and Switzerland, Cheryl and her husband settled in SW Florida.
At this point she became very active in the local Art League, the Alliance for the Arts, and the National League of American Pen Women. She has been accepted in many juried exhibitions and won a variety of prizes as well.
When in Cape Coral, she teaches beginning and intermediate watercolor classes at her studio. If interested feel free to contact her.

Artist Statement:

The Creative process is a combination of the internal or emotional impact on the external or visual concept. This is internalized through the intellectual or the emotional. All of these influences come together when creating a painting. When viewing a piece of work all of our experiences and emotions up until this moment play a role in how we will perceive the artistic creation before our eyes. A result of this process is the total subjectivity of the opinion of the viewer. As you take the time to view my work on this web site…it is my wish you will take something with you that will enhance your pleasure in the creative process.
My work is a continuously evolving development of form and color, the intertwining of nature and the abstract. Color is the light of my life and the foundation of my work. At the moment I am fascinated with the intertwining of realism in the abstract. I would hope that my paintings bring a feeling of enjoyment to the viewer.


Exhibitions and Awards

2012        Florida Artists Group - Ringling School of Art and Design - Shelby Gallery,
                 Sarasota, FL - Judged Exhibition
2012        24th Tri-State Juried Watermedia Exhibition - LeMoyne Center For The Visual Arts,
                Tallahassee, FL - May 4 - June 15, - Bronze Award
2012        ART POEMS Collaborative Show - Arts For Act Gallery - May 4 - 28
2012        ART POEMS Collaborative Show - Sanibel Library - April
2012        BIG ARTS, Sanibel, FL - Juried Exhibition - A Touch Of Red - April 3 - May 1
2012        Arts Of March - Juried Exhibition - Cape Coral Art League, Cape Coral, FL - First Prize
2012        Alliance For The Arts - Member of the ART POEMS Exhibition - March - Members Gallery
                  (Blue  Daze, A Stiff Shirt In G Minor)
2012        Group Exhibition - National League of American Women, Cape Coral Library -
                 Cape Coral, FL - March 1 - 28
2012        Art Council of SW Florida Spring Show Harborside - Juried Exhibition - Fort Myers, Florida -                          March 1 - 28
2012        BIG ARTS - Sanibel, FL - ART POEMS - The Collaborative Transmedia Poet and Artist Project of                  Southwest Florida - Fri. Feb 27 - BLUE DAZE, A STIFF SHIRT IN G MINOR
2012        Visual Art Center of Charlotte County, FL - 8th Biennial National Art Festival -
                 Feb 17 - March 4 - 2nd Place - Judged and Juried - Dean Mitchell
2012        Judged Show - January - February - BIG ARTS, Sanibel, Florida - "Multiples" Merit Award
2012        Cape Coral Art Studio National League of Pen Women Group show - Jan 3 - Jan 27
2011        Solo Exhibition - Arts For Act Gallery, Fort Myers, Florida - December 2 - Jan 2
2011        September - Florida Watercolor Society - Sarasota, Florida - The American Frame Corporation                         Award, The Artfinity Giclee Award - John Salminen - Judge
2011        April - FLAG Exhibition - Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Delray Beach, FL
2011        April - Tri-State Exhibition - Tallahassee, Florida - Signature Status Achieved
2011        March - Southern Watercolor Society - Greenville, North Carolina - Signature Status Achieved
2011        March - Cape Coral Art League - 1st Prize
2011        February - Fort Myers Beach Art Association - Members Show - 1st Prize
2011        February - San-Cap Exhibition - BIG ARTS, Sanibel - 1st Prize
2011        February - Winners Circle - Visual Arts Center - Punta Gorda, Florida - 3 paintings
2011        January - Fort Myers Beach Art Association - Merit Award
2011        January - BIG ARTS - National League of American Pen Women Show - Sanibel, Florida
2011        January - Arts For Act - Fort Myers, Florida
2011        January - Art League of Bonita Springs - Art Focus - Bonita Springs, Florida
2010        December - Small Paintings - The Von Liebig Gallery - Naples, Florida
2010        November - Members Show - The Von Liebig Gallery - Naples, Florida
2010        November - Harvest Gold Exhibition - Visual Art Center Punta Gorda - Honorable Mention
2010        September - Florida Watercolor Society - Tarpon Springs, Florida - Societies Award
2010        April - 22nd Tri-State Juried Water Media Exhibition - Tallahassee, Florida
2010        April - Southern Watercolor Society - 33rd Annual Exhibit - Madisonville, Kentucky
2010        April - National League of American Pen Women - National Exhibition -Biennial - Little Rock,                  Arkansas - Historic Arkansas Museum - Award of Merit
2010         March - Southwest Florida Art Council Exhibition - Bonita Springs, FL Juried Exhibition
2010        March - Alliance For The Arts - Spring Symphony Juried and Judged Exhibition -
                  Fort Myers, FL - Juror's Award