CHERIE BENDER

My Father at Work in His Paisley Tie: Dunkeld, Scotland, Oil on Canvas, 34 x 28

"My Father at Work in His Paisley Tie: Dunkeld, Scotland"
Oil on Canvas, 34" x 28"




U'ber Femme, 6 ft x 5 ft, Oil on Canvas

"Úber Femme"
Oil on Canvas, 6´ x 5´



I am a modern feminine artist, although I am totally in love with the turn of the century through the thirties, and the artists that lived then, including and especially, Picasso, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Tamara de Lempicka, Georgia O'Keeffe and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I have attended Art Center, in Pasadena and I am a University of Miami graduate.

 I spent all of my childhood in Edinburgh, Scotland, and in the cold winters by the fire, painting was my passion, along with reading and eclectic music. These art forms naturally co-exist with one another to me, and in my paintings and in my illustrations, I generally have a story to tell... My most recent fine art paintings employ figurative and abstraction, with decorative panels. I enjoy the push-pull feeling this gives the finished piece.Presently, I work with oils, but  I can envision using different materials for the panels, such as fabric, wood , blown glass, metal......My painting "September 11 and The Healing Flowers" was shown in the  Boca Museum Artist Guild  Biennial of  2006;   and both "Uber Femme  (when I was sixteen...)"  and "Crown Of  Thorns" were short listed for  the All Florida Shows of  2007  and 2008 respectively. Most recently,   I am featured in ART IN AMERICA magazine for the March, 2009 issue, showcasing  the paintings "My Father At Work In His Paisley Tie" and "Uber Femme (when I was Sixteen) 

I am committed to excellence as an artist and to expressing my ideas in a joyful and soulful, sometimes shocking way. Hopefully, and above all, I want to communicate my fundamental faith in God, in humankind, and in the celebration of life.

 

"Over the past 3 years, I have become an enthusiastic collector of Cherie Bender's Oil Paintings, Pastels and Pencil drawings.  Cherie's commitment to excellence and perfection of her work is ongoing and the result has been a remarkable evolution of her portfolio that marks the greatness of her commitment to excellence.  Based on a strong connection to and study of the great masters, Cherie's imagination combined with excellent technique make her one of the foremost artists of modern times.  Cherie Bender is destined to be remembered for her unique connection to the universe and ability to break new ground with every piece she creates.  Cherie Bender will be known as one of the finest artists to emerge in the new Millennium."

Alan Jay Kanter
Abracadabra Gallery



"The Boca Raton Museum Artists' Guild welcomes Cherie Bender.  Cherie has been juried into our organization as a professional member.  Her work is now hanging in our latest exhibition at the Artist Guild Images Exhibition Center at Mizner Park in Boca Raton.  We are very happy to have her as a new exhibiting member."

President, Pat Grillo


"Cherie Bender is an exceptionally talented artist whose illustrations exude the richness of a fine art painting.  Her colors are lush, her style evocative, her ideas inventive.  Her work expresses a commitment to beauty.  As art director for two magazines, I have worked with her for almost 10 years.  She has never let me down."

Greg Carannante
Associate Editor/Design Director
City & Shore magazine



More of Cherie Bender's work can be seen at www.cheriebender.com.  To learn more about her work or to inquire about a specific piece, email Cherie.

 

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Beautiful New York Tough Boy in the Bedroom with Cloth Butterflies, Oil on Canvas, 48 x 36


"Beautiful New York Tough Boy"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 36"

Uriel, Oil on Canvas, Archangel Series, 24 x 30


"Uriel"
Oil on Canvas
24" x 30"

Love Cats, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40


"Love Cats"
Oil on Canvas
30" x 40"

Me And A Gun, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30


"Me & A Gun"
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"



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