Cherie Burbach at an Art Fair
I like to paint with vibrant colors that offer a positive, hopeful message. Sometimes this is done with whimsical animals, girls, or flowers and other times it combines words and poetry. For me, art is all about emotion.
I enjoy mixed media because it makes painting a new journey, one that is about uncovering the image I want to convey as much as it is creating it. Adding layers of paper and paint and words is a bridge between my art and writing, creating visual poetry that honors creativity in a new way.
I use ephemera along with acrylic paints, oil sticks, pastels, and ink. Very often words combine with the art in some way, either from Bible verses, a thought or emotion, or lines from my original poetry. I encourage people to get up close to my art and see the small details that are included.