American Folk Art Painter, Cheryl Bartley’s artistic talent was apparent from an early age when she produced her first works of art as a means of communication. Raised by a French speaking family, she relied on a paintbrush and a box of paint to express herself to her English-speaking friends. Her early love of expressing herself with her art resulted in working for over 25 years as a graphic artist in the manufacture of wallpaper and textiles. During these years, Cheryl developed the skills necessary to understand the technical aspects in the creation of wallpaper and textile design, color theory, computer design, market trends, and the proper care and utilization of quality artist materials.
Her folk art collection can be seen at her Folk Art Spirit studio gallery in Winchester, Connecticut, or her online gallery www.cherylbartleydesigns, in private collections and in businesses worldwide. Her folk art is also available to license and has been licensed to manufacturers of greeting cards, puzzles, and calenders worldwide. Her work has been exhibited widely in the region. Cheryl holds a B.A. in Psychology with a portfolio in fine art.