I was raised in rural Montana near the Yellowstone River and I absolutely loved it there. My folks were big Charlie Russell fans – it helped to boost my interest in western art at an early age. Mom gave me a paintbrush and small oil painting set when I was eight. Dad was always sketching horses, especially buckin’ broncs, rattlesnakes and a lot of other non-girly things for me on newsprint from an old pad of paper.
Now I live near the Snake River in Idaho, where wildlife and birds are plentiful and make great subject matter. After seeing a herd of rocky mountain sheep or buffalo, you simply itch to paint them and you need a selection of good reference photos. I often join about four or five photos together to get a composition that pleases the eye.
The past few years, I’ve been honored to have been a guest artist at several art museums, including the Clymer, the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho and the Olaf Wieghorst Museum of El Cajon, California.
In that elusive free time, I write. The website for my book is HERE
You can read a couple of my other writing samples below.
Blue Sky Writer's Blog 1
Blue Sage Writer's Blog 2
Mary Ann Cherry
760 W. Riverview Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401