Cherrie Mansfield — Painter
Colour excites me, grabs my attention and fuels my creativity. I use acrylics and mixed media to create bold, expressive artwork that catches the eye and fires the imagination.
Close examination of my work reveals mesmerising contours of colour, intriguing marks and undulating textures.
Growing up in West Sussex, my childhood was full of colour and creativity. After receiving little encouragement from my art teachers, I gave up making art and studied geology at Durham University. The influence of this time can be found in references to geological formations and the natural environment in my work.
My interest in art was revived after I began making frequent trips to West Cornwall, home to vibrant artists’ colonies since the late nineteenth century. An evening art class soon followed, as well as courses at the St Ives School of Painting and Newlyn School of Art.
My vibrant paintings are regularly exhibited in the West Midlands and have been shown in London and St Ives. I have been shortlisted in national competitions, I am an ArtGemini Prize finalist and my work was selected for the Society of Women Artists 2017 Annual Exhibition in London.
I have just completed four brand new pieces of work for a #CreativeConnections collaborative project with artists Caroline Hall and Susan Birth, inspired by the evocative poem Freezing point by Jeremy Harwood.
During this time of social isolation I am finding new ways to share my work, these include a weekly display in the window of my Worcester home for passers-by to enjoy and the pop-up outdoor gallery at Pitchcroft.
Contact me to see my work, enquire about commissions or to find out about my range of cushions and mugs featuring extracts of my artworkwww.cherriemansfield.com