oilpaintings by cheryl Doran

The style of painting I do is realism done in oil. I found from an early age this style gives me a lot of challenges especially when I started painting from black and white photos or from old newspaper clippings of scenery. I wanted to see how far I could go with it and curious on how it would come out. Being self taught I am still learning new techniques.

Through the years, I noticed my perspective has changed and my paintings reflect it. That helps me when I do a painting from a photo. It lets me add my own creativity to the painting.

Most of my subjects come from photos I have taken through the years of northern Minnesota. Lot of them of my own back yard and around the neighborhood. So much beauty up here that I never have to travel far to find subjects to paint.

I won a few awards from local art shows and also manages to be on N.O.A.P.S (national oil & acrylics painters society) 150 top list a number of times.

www.noaps.orgĀ  on line web site.