30+ illustrations in children's magazines

Illustrations for the book, "Teddy, The Hungry Little Bear", for a literacy organization.



Visual arts and business degrees.  Associate and bachelor's.

Approved Teaching Artist through the Arts in Education program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

‘Arts and Aging’ training to work with older and elderly artists. Specifically,

   * Lincoln Center Education, teaching artist development labs

   * National Center for Creative Aging, Artist Training

   * National Certification Council for Activity Professionals, MEPAP I

   * Naomi Feil's Validation Institute a meaningful way to communicate with disoriented adults.

Workshops in children's book illustrations at Highlight's Foundation.

Leadership Harrisburg

30-year business career in marketing and public relations

GROWING UP ART thanks to my Mom and her amazing childhood taxi service who made sure I attended every youth art program that could possibly fit in my busy kid schedule. 


Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters

Society of Children's Book Writer's and Illustrators (SCBWI).

A MAKER of art.A Freelance Artist.


Painted Violins, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra

The Great CHAIRity Event, Cumberland County Historical Society

Cheryl is a life-long artist from south-central Pennsylvania. Rich colors and gentle compositions of nature's flora and fauna inspire her canvases.

Verse in oils, pastels, acrylics, gouache, charcoal, and graphite, she equally enjoys naturalistic lifestyle photography and is a dabbler in clay. While creating, it is not uncommon that her beautiful and well-loved cats nap on her studio desk.