Ms. Cherry believes all of life is art. Her motto for a creative life: “Ditch your inner critic, laugh at your own ego, pick the thing you love and work like crazy. Most importantly practice gratitude and peace daily no matter how hard it gets!
Fine Art education includes attending San Francisco State University, California College of Arts and Crafts, University of California at Berkeley, and Escuela de Belles Artes in San Miquel de Allende, Guanajauto Mexico. In addition she has taken many other art workshops from diverse and talented Artists. She did this concurrently while working as a busy CEO of a San Francisco Bay Area Staffing firm.
An award winning professional artist she has been awarded at such shows as Ironstone Spring Art Show and Gallo’s Annual Art show. She has had one-person shows in San Joaquin, Calaveras, Tuolumne and San Mateo Counties. In Northern California her art can currently be seen at Art On Main in Murphys, Copper Galleria in Copperopolis, and All That Matters in Twain Harte as well at her own Atelier, C Gallery in East Sonora. Internationally her work can be seen at Embler Airport Art Galleries at JFK Airport, New York, Miami, Florida and Sao Paolo Brazil. She has also participated in Art Slant Hong Kong.
Patricia was co-founder of Sonora Art Trails, a successful open art studio tour bringing tourists and art lovers to Tuolumne County. She is frequently a guest speaker for community groups on the subject of why art is important to education and society. She wrote a weekly column for Sierra Lodestar, “Art Matters”. She teaches “How to Find Your Visual Voice” to a select group of artists who take their painting but not themselves seriously.