Cheryl Keefer’s luminous landscapes, cityscapes and interiors are full of atmosphere and mood, as well as color. She enjoys painting en plein air and from life at home and abroad. Many viewers respond to her atmospheric inspirations with feelings of hope, joy and peace.
Cheryl was born in north Alabama near the small town of Attalla. Her mother was a teacher, but stayed home for Cheryl’s first four years. Her mother provided her with pencils and paper and encouraged her to create.
Cheryl has a bachelors degree in art education, and a masters degree in Special Education and Art History, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. She took Graduate Painting instruction at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Cheryl resides in Buncombe County, NC and maintains a working studio in The Ramp, on Riverside Dr. in Asheville, near where she also works and displays at 310 ART, in the River Arts District. When she is not in the studio Cheryl spends time with her family, and is an avid tennis player.