Interview: Cheryl Warren 21st January – 31st January

Cambridge based artist Cheryl Warren is exhibiting with the Cambridge Art Salon from the 21st January until the 31st January. The gallery will be open for you to drop in and enjoy her work 21st, 22nd, 24th, 28th 29th and the 31st of January. Read on and find out more about this very popular local artist …

What is the inspiration behind your work?

My inspiration to paint comes from nature and landscape. The Suffolk coast, the Dales, Devon and Cornwall, and the fen landscape around Cambridge are all particular inspirations to me and contribute much to my work. As well as the external environment I am also interested in our own internal environment and this informs a lot of my abstract work. Much of my painting explores the boundaries between the internal and external worlds and what happens along these boundaries. Using mainly oil paint and employing other media to complement, my work is about the pleasure and sensation of colour and texture. I especially enjoy seeing how different materials mix together to create a new and unique experience.

How long have you been practising?

I have been painting and drawing as long as I can remember. I have been working as a professional artist since 1999.

Where do you work as an artist?

I have a studio in my loft at home in Romsey.

Describe your art in 3 words.

That’s hard. Sensual, textural, free

What tips do you have for other practicing artists in Cambridge?

Make your art your home. Trust where it leads you. Remember how important you are to your community.