A Recent Work

Maya Angelou

Still I Rise - Oil, 18 x 24, from the Unintended Icon Series

Maya Angelou - dancer, actress, poet, civil rights activist, and an uplifting spirit.

New Website - GiveAway

I'm thrilled to announce my new website where you can shop for prints of my work. The site enables you to order media, sizes, and matting and framing finishes to fit your needs.

To celebrate the opening, I'm giving away one print of a favorite painting. To learn more, go to shop.cherylkampe.com

My Art

I'm an artist living and painting on the Monterey Peninsula. Much of my inspiration for subjects and themes comes from the local area, while additional subjects emerge from various travels, both around California and beyond.

I started painting with watercolors and evolved and expanded my subject range and the media I use. At everyone step, I've worked to develop my skills to achieve a variety of effects to suit the subject. This approach keeps my creativity fresh and sustains my energy to produce new work. You can explore the range of my work from the Paintings.

Many of the Trees represent the rich color and fine detail of watercolor. Acrylics allow a more abstract and textured result such as the Urban Landscapes. Pastels bring a softer feeling and a tactile experience for many of my Coastal Scenes and Familiar Surroundings. Oils have been the perfect medium for California Landscapes.

Recently I have discovered oil and cold wax for a more textured and layered result applied in more experimental paintings such as Abstracts.

Cheryl Kampe