(Image: Cheryl D. McClure, Storm Over Todi 1, 2010, encaustic on wood panel, 20 x 20 x 2 inches; © Cheryl D. McClure)
Cheryl D. McClure (b. 1945, Hugo, OK)
I am influenced by my environment, nature and the land. Living on a ranch in northeastern Texas for a number of years has heightened that influence tremendously. I am surrounded by trees, pasture lands, sky, pond and a meandering creek. Looking out my windows in the house or the studio is such an inspiration…even in bad weather; I find something every day that has escaped my attention before.
With all this said, I don’t set out to paint what I actually see in nature. It just comes through as I work through my process. Whatever medium, I strive to let the painting speak to me. I make revisions when I see that is where the painting is going. I have a conversation with the paint and the process.
Without a social or political message, surface quality, color relationships and design are what I am most interested in when painting.
Education: Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, NM. Centre d’art Contemporain, Sainte Colombe sur l’Hers, France, artist residency
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