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Barb Cherry

Fine Artist




201 E. Davie Street

Suite 102

Raleigh, NC 27601

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Artist Statement

I have explored the majority of two-dimensional mediums, including encaustics and printmaking. Oil paint is my fundamental choice because of its manageability allowing detail and transparency. I use Surrealism to have a relatable image in an alternate reality to heighten the subject matter. This approach creates a visual that can be relatable, while thought-provoking through its abnormality.

I create conceptual art about mental disorders as a platform to express empathy and interact with others about these topics that are typically avoided. It is to bring awareness to the commonality of others suffering from its many varieties. I want it to be used as a catalyst towards a healthy discussion, instead allowing us to hide behind self-destructive tendencies.




BA in Studio Art, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, 3.93 GPA

AA in Psychology, Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC


2D Art: Oil Paint, Printmaking, Encaustics, Graphite, Pen & Ink

Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft: Word, Excel & Powerpoint

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