Cherie M. Redlinger » Profile

Location

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Alexandria , VA

Profile

Website
http://www.cheriemredlinger.com
Personal Statement

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I do not set out to produce art about one subject or another. I'm never without a sketchbook in hand so I am constantly drawing and sometimes the ideas are left in the sketchbook and other times they develop into more in-depth concepts and detailed images.

I do not set out to create artwork relating to social commentary. As my portfolio developed and people started to review my work, the descriptions started to emerge. I began to notice a pattern I had not intended, but am now pleased with.

My work tends to focus on life's abstractions. I express the feelings I gain from these stimuli in my paintings, monotypes, and photography. I bring to the surface my personal journey back to my roots filled with promise and only limited by my imagination. I attempt to bring out the beauty of my dreams for freedom, prosperity, and happiness. Some are darker than others, but they still teach me to express from the heart. Some are colorful and whimsical; they are nonetheless a reflection of a time and place, which point to my life and artistic being.

 

Some of my subject matter is about people's daily routines and a comment on human nature and others are about our environment. None of it is intentional and it all developed and evolved over time. When I create artwork how I wanted it to be, I hope it can speak for itself. Whatever it says to the viewer, it's the right message because there is no wrong and right message. Each person is left with something a little different from the same work.  I am happy with that.

I, like most people, am multi-dimensional in my view of the world around me and this clearly is reflected in my artworks.  Influences on my work are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience, but I have always loved line drawings of Matisse and paintings of Picasso.  The artists I have most admired include Frida Kahlo, Joseph Bueys, Niki Saint Phalle, and etchings of Rembrandt’s.  

History

Member for
4 years 20 weeks
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