Cheryl Culver studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art & Design. After graduating Cheryl spent 18 months in Mauritius with the International Voluntary Service as an artist. On her return to England she established a partnership working in property renovation and interior design using her skills to produce the architectural drawings and artists impressions of projects undertaken.
In 1982 she formed a business with her sister Val Gould, a silversmith. Using Val’s silversmithing skills and Cheryl’s draughtsmanship, they produced a range of etched brass bowls, door plates, coasters etc. A bowl created by them was accepted by the Victoria & Albert Museum for its permanent collection.
Cheryl currently lives in Sandwich, Kent where she has a custom built studio in her garden. Quiet unspoilt places are her inspiration and she shares these with her English Setter and her sketch book.
In June 2003 she was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in March 2004 was elected a member of the Pastel Society. She became President of the Pastel Society 2012 – 2016.
"I am a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where I feel most at ease. I do feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and I hope that my paintings reflect this.
It is good to be humbled by nature and what better than a vast and powerful landscape or a mighty oak tree to do just that. Mankind needs to learn his place in the grand scheme of things. We have an amazing world around us, which survives in spite of all we do to destroy it. If one painting can communicate some of this magic, then a miracle has occurred. On another level, the natural world has its own symmetry. To me, as an artist, it is a matter of following the rules of that symmetry, and the painting will create its own conviction without the aid of photographic realism."