Cheryl Bartley

Cheryl Bartley

American Folk Art Painter, Cheryl Bartley’s artistic talent was apparent from an early age when she produced her first works of art as a means of communication. Raised by a French speaking family, she relied on a paintbrush and a box of paint to express herself to her English speaking friends. 
Her early love of expressing herself with her art resulted in working for over 25 years as a graphic artist in the manufacture of wallpaper and textiles. During these years, Cheryl developed the skills necessary to understand the technical aspects in the creation of wallpaper and textile design, color theory, computer design, market trends, and the proper care and utilization of quality artist materials. 
Although trained as a graphic artist, Cheryl now unleashes her imagination and creativity from her “Folk Art Spirit” studio. The inspiration for her life long fascination with telling stories with paint is revealed in her folk art spirited creations. Each painting will enchant you with its detailed happy scenes of simpler times. She utilizes mixtures of vibrant colors to produce scenes from her imagination and actual places that are warm and inviting, vibrant and exciting. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas or wood, and watercolor on paper.
Her folk art collection can be seen at her gallery in Winchester Connecticut. Her paintings and prints are found in private collections and businesses worldwide. Cheryl holds a B.A. in Psychology with a portfolio in fine art. 

“It feels good to disappear into my own world on my canvas. It can be a very healing experience to feel your stress melt away as you get lost in defining ways with color that makes you happy. I believe that creating art calls upon the natural healer within us and can lead us to spiritual healing. My personal journey of spiritual growth has manifested itself through creative expression with various artist mediums. I have lost myself and all my cares during this process because I am so engrossed in the moment. Nothing else matters. My breathing slows and my mind opens to all possibilities. The sense of accomplishment that comes with creating a joyful place is very healing to body, mind and spirit.”

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Rolling Hills Farm

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Christmas Spirit Fills The Air

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Home Town Santa Claus

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Jingle and Mingle Christmas

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Here Comes Santa Claus and Eight Reindeer

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A Merry and Bright Christmas

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Joy To The World Christmas

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Pony Rides with Santa

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Santa Claus Comes Tonight

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Doggone Merry Christmas

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Christmas Tidings Of Comfort and Joy

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Noel Christmas Tree Farm

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Star of Wonder Star of Light

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Frosty’s Christmas Supply’s

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Fishing by the Old Pump House

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Three Witches Halloween Boat Ride

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Halloween Night of the Thirsty Gargoyles

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Bad Moon Rising Witch Swamp

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Hula Hawaii Dog 4

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Hula Hawaii Dog 3

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Hula Hawaii Dog 2

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Hula Dog 1

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Farm Fresh Pumpkins

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Hocus Pocus Ruckus

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HeeBee JeeBee Halloween Jamboree

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Pumpkins, Sunflowers, and Old Pick up Trucks

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Witch Crafted Boneyard Candy Corn

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Sunrise Happy Chicken Home

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Old Red Cow Barn Autumn Morning

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Mermaid with Star Fish

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One ghostly Night on Halloween

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Wild Animals by River at Sunset

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