Language: Kuuku Ya'u
Cheryl Accoom is the youngest Lockhart River Arts painter. At only 18 she is attracting huge interest with several major galleries representing her and her work. Cheryl was a finalist in the 2010 Churchie awards. Her work will be exhibited overseas in the USA in November, 2010.
Artist statement: "I was born in Cairns and I grow up in Lockhart with my Nana, I went to school in Lockhart, my great grandmother was a painter at the centre and she told me to come and paint at the arts centre. So I started painting here and I liked it. My paintings are about colours and how those colours say what I am feeling. I would like to keep painting. I feel happy when people buy my paintings."
Cheryl's work is available through: Emerge Art Space, Perth; Alcaston Art Gallery, Melbourne; KickArts Contemporary Gallery, Cairns; Booker-Lowe Gallery Houston, Texas
The following works by Cheryl Accoom (clockwise) are:
"Happy times", "Feelin' better now", "Big feelings", "Razor grass at Old Site", "Busy with them". All works are acrylic on canvas.
Last Updated (Thursday, 07 July 2011 11:47)