MARY ANN CHERRY, PSA, WAOW, WAA
Cherry was raised in rural Montana near the Yellowstone River by parents who were Charlie Russell fans. Her dad would sketch bucking broncs, rattlesnakes and a lot of other non-girly things on an old pad of lined newsprint for his daughter, which helped foster her interest in western art from an early age.
Now, she lives near the Snake River in Idaho where western subject matter and wildlife are plentiful and she takes frequent trips to Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to get reference photos of bison, bighorn sheep and elk.
Currently, Mary Ann belongs to the Western Artists of America, is a Master Signature member of Women Artists of the West and has Signature status in the Pastel Society of America. She is a popular workshop instructor and quick draw artist.
An article on her work has appeared in the Big Sky Journal Magazine, and several of Cherry’s animal paintings were featured in the book ‘Best of World Wildlife and Animal Painters’ as well as two pieces in the books titled ‘Small Works’ and “Portraits” published by the Jack Richeson Art Company.
Cherry has won many national awards and has pieces in the permanent collections of several museums. She is an annual exhibitor at the Out West Art show during Western Art Week in Great Falls, Montana and has been the guest artist at both the Clymer Museum in Washington, the Olaf Wieghorst Art Museum in California, and was an invited resident artist of the Cultural Center, Les Amis de la Grande Vigne, in Brittany, France.
In that elusive free time, Cherry is an avid gardener and loves to write. She has finished one mystery novel and begun its sequel.
Mary Ann Cherry
760 W. Riverview Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401