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Cheryl D. Halverson

7656 Sanders Road
Tensed, ID 83870
208-274-2455
basketmakeart@yahoo.com
www.mountainplacearts.com

Cheryl is that rare thing—a native
Idahoan who has lived in both ends of
the state.  Born in Boise but growing up
in Coeur d’Alene, she went south again,
graduating with a BS in Zoology and
English Literature from the College of
Idaho in Caldwell.

As an adult she left the state long enough
to start a family: a son born in Seattle and
a daughter in Moses Lake, Washington.
A registered medical technologist she  finally really retired from
Benewah Community Hospital after twenty-three years (pllus another
8 or so as fill-in after retirement) and now divides her time between
her art and her garden.

Although encouraged as a child by her artistic mother to always make
things for herself, she had no formal training until she was past forty.  
Torn between the creative and the analytical she has a particular
fascination with things found at boundaries, natural or philosophical.  
Exploring the intersection of man-made objects with the natural world
is as intriguing as the sunlit edge of an open glade meeting the dark
forest wall.  But it is that natural world which triggers most of her
paintings.

She has taken workshops from area artists as well as from nationally
known artists Linda Doll, Marilyn Hughey Phillis, Jim Kosvanec and
Christopher Shink.  She also participated in Linda Doll’s professional
critique series for two years.  

Cheryl has been a board member and twice past president of the St.
Maries Council for the Arts as well as publicity  chair  She is a past
member of the Idaho Watercolor Society and has participated in their
open regional shows.  As a past member of the Palouse Watercolor
Socius she was part of an inaugural exhibit in the Moscow City Hall’s
new Third Street Gallery and shows with the Socius at various venues
in Moscow. She has had work accepted in the juried shows of the
Spokane Watercolor Society, the Idaho Watercolor Society and Art on
the Green.

While very active in multiple art groups in the past,  Cheryl's continued
loss of peripheral vision (she can no longer drive) as well as her
involvement in social and political causes have reduced her
participation.  She is still an active member of the coop gallery Avenue
West
and shows work in the online art site Flootie.
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