Cheryl Ehlers is
an award winning and published artist, she holds a BFA from FIT in New York in Commercial
Textile and Fine Art. Living in Southern California, Ehlers is fundamentally
interested in creating works that call for the participation of the audience to
the same extent as their involvement, and believes it is the job of the artist to
always deepen the mystery of the story, and evoke basic human emotions. Her
works encompass a variety of genres in Fine Art Painting, Graphic and Textile
Design, and uses a variety of mediums in acrylic and watercolors, all with bold
color and dynamic emotions.
As an artist,
the canvas is my mouthpiece. My art speaks with vibrant colors, bold strokes,
and it whispers my secrets, shares my passions, and expresses emotions and
anguish, while taunting sensibilities.
Art is a component of culture, reflects economic and social substrates, and
transmits ideas and values inherent in every culture across space and time. I
find as its role changes through time, so do I. It pushes me to strive to
learn, create, and fulfill my journey, by exposing my feelings through the art,
and placing it out into the universe, I find such in joy in the reactions that
take place in its awakening.
in the arts for over 40 years, has combined experiences as a current arts curator,
past Arts Administrator for the City of Encinitas, and Event Coordinator for
the City of Carlsbad, to heightened her artist directions, and organizational strengths,
enabling her to reach farther than most. She expanded
her artistic practice to include The Stardust Arts, which provides art and
education to underserved youth/adults, empowering those with confidence in
using creativity as a language for a lifetime journey into self-exploration. She
is recognized by the California State Assembly and the San Diego Board of
Supervisors, for providing art education in many cities in San Diego County,
and has received grants to further art education to those less fortunate.
She enjoys exhibitions
for not only local galleries, and organizations, but for the elderly retirement
homes, youth art projects, and for those that need a pick-me up to expand the
quality of life. Art is ever-changing and always seems to take on a life of its
own, when it comes from emotions; we are always exploring to become a better
person. It is magical!