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Member Artist

Cheryl Gratias

I am at heart both an artist and a scientist. As such, I’ve become a careful observer of the world around me and am drawn to trying new experiments in my approach to creativity. I am inspired by the way watercolor can uniquely embody light, color, energy, and life - - many of the same qualities I played with as a physicist working in laser optics! Before working in the lab, I spent over a decade doing business as a technical illustrator and graphic designer. The strong drawing skills honed during this time gives me the freedom to tackle a wide variety of subjects, keeping my time in the studio fresh and interesting. In addition to studio time, I enjoy painting out of doors whenever possible.

I am excited to join the community at the Art Center and to have the opportunity to share some of what I am working on. It is my hope that I have captured a little of the bright energy and life I see around me every day, and that these paintings resonate with viewers and can enliven and bring joy to their personal spaces.

Art Memberships:

Art Center of Estes Park

Windsor Lake Artists

Plein Air Painters of Northern Colorado


Most Recent Exhibitions:

“Meet the New Artists”, The Art Center of Estes Park (Jan 8 – Feb 15, 2020); “Unsettled: A Community Art Exhibition” (Windsor, CO Oct - Dec 2020); “Historic Windsor: The Past in Color” (Windsor, CO, Oct - Dec 2019); “Chasing Light 2019” Plein Air Artists of Colorado (Fort Collins, CO, Nov 2019); “July Night on the Town at 2nd Street Studio”, Loveland, CO July 2019

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Artist Interviews:

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