Cheryl MaedeR

Artist Statement

The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and I, as a photographer, use my camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes.  Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, I want to convey to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.  Being a visual artist for 25 years and always working to break through stereotypes, it was natural that, in 2011, I also began shooting motion. My Dreamscapes Series are inspired by my travels to the Mediterranean coastal towns of Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color before me, I began experimenting, using my photography in a new direction.