Raised in southeast Colorado in wilderness, open plains of Nebraska, and rolling dells of Wisconsin.
Painted and drew as a child, continuing throughout her 62 years.
Created and creates assemblages in her homes of found objects in Nature.
Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1969-1971, interior design and watercolor.
Berkeley, California, 1972-1978, drawing, watercolor, life drawing and sculpture at University of California, Berkeley Extension in San Francisco, Mills College, Oakland, California; plein aire watercolor painting Monterey, California University of the Pacific, Stockton, California professor.
Sierra Madre, California, 1983-1990, watercolor studies with a National Watercolor Society award-winning instructor; drawing and portraiture.
Painting and drawing in remote “field” locations for three decades, 1978-Present.
Watercolors, group exhibit, 1987, Creative Arts Group, Sierra Madre, California.
“Dirty Love,” 1988, watercolor, Hair and Art for You, Pasadena, California.
Watercolors, One Woman Show, 1995, Look Within Bookstore, Arcadia, California.
Claremont Colleges Healing Arts on the Quad Festival, 1995, watercolors, greeting cards, Claremont, California.
Vallecito Arts and Crafts Fair, 2009, Polyvinyl Canvases and greeting cards, Vallecito, Colorado.
Poudre River Arts Center, Ft. Collins, Colorado, December 2010, The Mary Show: Interpretations of the Divine Mother, First Place Juror's Choice for "Live The Love;" two other pieces accepted into the show: "Play Your Original Light" and "Anoint Me, Grandmother Moon."
Duranto Coffee Company, 2011, salon style group exhibit, Durango, Colorado.
Albuquerque Home Expo, 2012, book and art exhibitor, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Book signing and Art Sale, 2012, Nello's Bistro, Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
National INDIE Excellence Book Award, Spring 2012, Finalist in Self-Help Motivational for "Nothing Is As It Was~Every Day is Remarkable and Remakable," ©2011, published by Balboa Press.
Crab Fest and ThreeRiversArtistGuild Art Show, Clackamas County Historical Museum, February 2013, Polyvinyl Canvases, cards, and book of images and poetry, Oregon City, Oregon.
Three Rivers Artist Guild TRAG, April-June 2013, salon style group exhibit, Oregon City, Oregon.
Art on Broadway, May-June 2013, juried work into "Interiors" exhibit, Beaverton, Oregon.
Wilsonville Festival of Arts, June 2013, Book Sale and Signing, Wilsonville, Oregon.
Carnegie Library 100 Year Anniversay Celebration, 22 June 2013, artist exhibit and booth, Oregon City, Oregon.
Sandy Mountain Festival, 41st Annual Festival, Juried Artist Booth, July 2013, Sandy, Oregon.
Gresham Art Walk, Juried Artist Booth, July 2013, Gresham, Oregon.
First City Celebration Street Festival, 27 July 2013, Artist Booth, 27 July 2013.
Energy studies augmenting art expression:
Teacher Training at White Lotus Foundation, 1996, Santa Barbara, California.
Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing, 1997, Los Angeles, California.
International Professional School of Bodywork, 1997, San Diego, California.
Private Lomi-Lomi training, 2000, Kauai, Hawaii.
Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Therapy, 1997-2000, Santa Monica, California and Kauai, Hawaii.
Foundation for Shamanic Studies in core shamanism, Three-Year Graduate and Advanced Trainings in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing, 1996-2001, West Coast, USA.
Sacred Dance private instruction 1993-2004, Los Angeles, California.
Cherilyn SunRidge, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-407-3771,
19293 Windmill Drive, Oregon City, Oregon 97045