Get to Know
Cherilynn Wood is a professional Chicago based artist who has been working in watercolor for close to twenty years. She studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design under the guidance of Allison Cooke Michelle Grabner and Anne Miotke. Over the years she has won numerous awards at art fairs and competitions. Through technical use of the medium and color theory her watercolors take on a life of their own with bold colors and playful character expression. Her artwork is driven by a desire to express the individual characteristics of a particular animal as well as bring that animal to life through watercolor paint. The artwork takes on the traditional portrait composition style depicting the animals as important as any family portrait. She portrays the animal kingdom as one big family. Shows: Firefly Gallery Wauwatosa Public Library Wauwatosa WI March 2010. Awards: Second Place 49th Annual Winnebagoland Art Fair OshkoshWI 2006 Honorable Mention Waukesha Art Fest Waukesha WI 2005 2003 2002 2001 Merit Award Delafield Days Art Festival Delafield WI 2000 Two Person Shows: Intelligentsia Cafe Chicago IL August-October 2008 and February 2008 "Nature's Duet" Lakeshore Gallery Shorewood WI April 2007 Affiliations: Chicago Artist Coalition Member 2007 to present Education: Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design Milwaukee WI 1993-1996
Bio Photo Gallery
My drawing table in my studio, this is where the watercolors are created.
The Late Kuma - Black Lab/Chow Mix who is the inspiration of my pet portraits.
Nana, our Boston Terrier/Chihuahua mix pup and my art model