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Artist Cheryl LeClair-Sommer


An example of fine art by Cheryl LeClair-Sommer

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://leclairsommer.com/

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $75.00 - $595.00
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Biography


 
 
BIOGRAPHY
 
Cheryl has been interested in creating art since a young child in Upper Michigan but life delayed that immediate pursuit.  In 1989, her desire to create was again sparked after purchasing a pastel landscape from a local artist.  Since then, the challenge of creating paintings in oils and soft pastels has been her fundamental focus.   
 
Numerous workshops and ongoing private studies with nationally known artists including Albert Handel, Richard McKinley, Jim Robinson (The Art Academy), and ongoing study with Joseph Paquet have provided the crucial educational underpinnings.  Cheryl also regularly draws from life by attending a drawing cooperative.
 
Her efforts have produced recognition for her paintings with artwork regularly juried into national exhibits, awards at outdoor painting competitions, Master Circle award from IAPS, an award of a two-week residency, and a feature on the television show "MN Original" in 2011.  Cheryl’s future goals are to continue to master the oil painting medium, create larger studio pieces, teach classes, exhibit nationally, participate in outdoor painting competitions, and continue to hone her craft. 
 
Cheryl lives and works in a suburb of St. Paul and also enjoys painting in western Minnesota after purchasing a farmhouse and renovating a shed studio with plans to teach, exhibit, and host workshops.  Cheryl can be found throughout Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula, and the Tahoe area painting landscapes outdoors.  During inclement weather, her home studio provides the foil to create still life and figurative work.
 
Cheryl is a member of many art organizations including Oil Painters of America, Outdoor Painters of Minnesota and past President of the Lake Country Pastel Society. 
 
 
ARTIST'S STATEMENT
 
Painting in time honored, representational traditions, Cheryl seeks to evoke a sense of place and a point in time.  Her paintings have oftentimes been labeled as sensitive to her subject matter.  Her goal is to share her view of the natural world that others may pass [...]

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