Cheri HunstonIn Artist, Illustrator, Writer
Cheri specialises in teaching drawing skills in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, and also colour-work in ink, pastels and watercolour. She is a qualified teacher with seventeen years experience. She teaches a small number of people, preferring to work one-to-one with each student, bringing them on from whatever level they may be and encouraging them to work on subjects they find interesting.
Her students range from complete beginners who want to learn to draw, people who simply want to find their creativity, to students preparing portfolios or developing skills for university. Her classes are informal, relaxing, friendly and fun, but still retain structure and professionalism. All ages and all levels are welcomed.
Cheri is a full time artist and illustrator living in Plymouth. Her work sells internationally and she has representation across the West Country and in London. She works mainly in pen and ink creating intricate artwork on a variety of different subjects. Her work can take hours to complete, moreover, there can be no mistakes, as ink is probably the least sympathetic medium an artist can work with. Consequently, she only completes a few pieces each year; this coupled with the fact that she now only produces small numbers of limited editions, means that her work is becoming increasinglysought after and collectible.
She grew up in a creative home. Her mother painted in oils and her father was a book binder and calligrapher. Her skills have taken a lifetime to develop and refine, resulting in an original and unique style. She is influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Art Nouveau period, Victorian children’s illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, and loves the humour in Searle and Scarfes’ work. Her inspiration comes from nature and life.
Her work is available as limited edition prints (framed and unframed) and greeting cards. Commissions are considered.
Cheri was a Finalist in the ‘Up and Coming Published Artist 2014’ With the Fine Art Guild.
Below is a time lapse video of Cheri illustrating. Please click the play button to start the video and ENJOY!