Cheri C. Fry finds endless inspiration in her birthplace, New Orleans, Louisiana. Captivated for over 35 years by this region’s unique landscapes, waterscapes, people, and architecture, Fry depicts them in watercolor or oil. With a strong understanding of elements of design, color, and value, she captures subjects in a painterly way. The bones of a painting are the same no matter the medium. Painting in watercolor, oil, acrylic and pastel seems natural to Fry. Each medium brings it’s characteristics to a painting, some more forgiving than others. Studying with local and national artists while living in this art culture infuses Cheri with an energy that is felt in her paintings.
Fry is an award winning artist exhibiting in regional, national and international art competitions. She is a signature member of Louisiana Watercolor Society; an exhibiting member of the Oil Painters of America, Art Guild of Louisiana, Watercolor Society of Houston, Southern Watercolor Society, and a member of the National Watercolor Society. Her art is featured in Splash 19: Illusion of Light (North Light Books) and is found in private and corporate collections across the United States. She is an art instructor for classes and private students for nearly 30 years, and conducts art workshops. In 2010 Cheri founded an healing art organization whose members paint with pediatric patients in children’s hospitals. In addition to her art career, Fry holds and maintains national certification as a Speech, Language Pathologist in her local school district for the past 32 years.