Expressions in Watercolours
Cheryl du Coudray Jorgensen has been hosting art shows in Trinidad and Barbados for the past fifteen years. Throughout her career, she has experimented with myriad media and techniques as an artist; however, Cheryl ultimately favours watercolour as her preferred form of "Expression".
Since Cheryl's creative process begins with her camera, she returns home to Trinidad at least once a year to capture images and locales that stir memories to inspire her personal vision. "I like to crop, change, as well as integrate material from many photographs to tailor an image that appeals to me. I have a tendency to reflect shapes rather then a specific subject." Cheryl is quite literally an "artist" in her depiction of mixed cultures and points of view.
Despite her lack of formal training, Cheryl has proven herself to be a significant figure in the Caribbean and South Florida art scene. After more than a decade as a reputable- and often requested- teacher in her current home on the west coast of Florida, she holds fast to her choice of paints, brushes, and paper. Though she has been recently acknowledged and rewarded for her work in "yupo", Cheryl's one true passion will always be in her signature watercolour pieces. Her collection remains faithful to the spontaneity and flow of this medium. The bold depiction of value
and contrast is fundamental and inescapable in her work.
Cheryl's favorite scenes will forever be those that are always near and dear to her heart: the unique landscape and people of her homeland. Since few places in the world are as colorful as the island of Trinidad, she relishes the opportunity to push color to the extreme.
"I hope that my audience enjoys the show as much as I have the reminiscing I did while painting for this exhibition. They cannot but feel the warmth and smiles that flow into the depictions of my true past..."
Cheryl S. Jorgensen is a signature member of both the Florida Watercolour Society and the Florida Suncoast Watercolour Society. She is also a proud member of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago.