My paintings are an exploration of layers, landscapes and language. I incorporate bits of found papers, text and symbols in abstract fields as a way to explore how we see and know the world around us. Some bits are obscured and harder to see. Layers and marks reveal themselves over time. There is a visual dance that happens as you begin to see something new in the work. From far away you see and feel one thing and as you move in closer, more is revealed. The landscape seems to me to be consistent presence. The landscapes are invented from a place of internal knowing. I think of them as a collective place and container for our experience. My intention is that the viewer will continue to discover within each piece new perspectives, a new question, relationships, or self-knowledge.
Cheryl Warrick is a Boston-based painter best known for her richly colored and quilt like paintings that explore the journey of wisdom.In her work she incorporates folk wisdom, proverbs, symbols and landscapes. She asks the viewer to open doors to find visual relationships in the paintings and quietly discover their meaning.Her work can be found in numerous collections including, The Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Philadelphia Free Library, Philadelphia, PA, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, Providence, RI, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA, Harpo Productions, Chicago, Il, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA, Embassy Suites Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, Lucent Technologies, New York, NY.