I’m a painter’s painter. My formal art education began at Mount Holyoke College and continued at the Maryland Institute, College of Art, where I received my MFA and was mentored by Grace Hartigan, Hermine Ford, and Salvatore Scarpitta, among other important artists.
Three decades later, I continue to push myself and my work with honestly, commitment, and fearlessness. Deep diving into
“In their visual sophistication and experiential presence, Cheney’s works give rise to an experience; her works unfold under the viewer’s close attention, viscerally, and in some duration, as a seed might germinate in the presence of the sun. The viewer’s process of seeing the paintings mirrors the artist’s process of making them. Seeing them is physical. To see them is to watch them undergoing their subtle shifts of material and topography in a push-pull relationship: they draw you in, and like the palette knife excavates the layers below, they scrape you away.”
– Amy Rahn, Ph.D, Asst. Professor of Art History & Charles Danforth Gallery Director, University of Maine at Augusta
My Recent Work
Acrylic and oil on collaged canvas
72″ x 49″
Acrylic and glitter glue on canvas
76″ x 60″
Glitter, grommets and oil on collapsed canvas
71″ x 60″
Oil, pastel and gold leaf on collaged canvas
68″ x 44″
Projects underway, upcoming shows, the weather in the northern Berkshires, my studio . . . I write about it all in my journal.