Cherry Manders

Cherry’s portraits, still life studies and landscapes have won numerous awards in recent years, including the coveted McCubbin Award three years running , the Norma Bull Portraiture Prize, and she regularly receives high commendation at Victorian Artist Society events. Her works can be found in private collections across Australia, in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

Cherry’s passion is for colour and movement. Her rural river environment and the flowers from her rambling bushland garden often feature in her work. Her passion for colour is reflected in her still life studies, landscapes and figure studies. Her use of natural light, including in her studio, is reflected in her vibrant canvases. Plein air landscape means she is often to be seen battling the elements while painting in various locations in Victoria.

In past years Cherry has traveled and painted in Devon, England, in Umbria and Rome, and France, following in the footsteps of the Impressionists. She enjoys painting large and free work. Her paintings are flamboyant; sometimes contemporary impressionist and at other times, expressionist. Special attention to still life studies sees Cherry collecting specific fabrics and china to enhance compositions. Simplifying objects and space to their essence, using reactive colour she creates unique design and movement. Cherry’s work will never be static and her journey with colour will always be an exciting one.