I grew up in Northern New England and as the saying goes; you are where you come from. I was surrounded with incredible natural land and organic formations and I have always been drawn to how design elements are manifested in nature and how they relate to, and enhance one another to express my personal vision.
My current work illustrates a natural evolution and interpretation of these elements, which has led me to a new perspective resulting in increased abstraction, or a nonliteral representation of subject matter. This abstraction is intended to lead the viewer to grasp the implied essence of the image, thereby making the interpretation an individual and personal experience.
Cheryl Prevost is an artist living in Glastonbury, Connecticut. She started her artistic journey at the University of Hartford Art School, earning a BFA in painting and printmaking. She became a visual arts teacher and while teaching, continued to paint and produce increasingly abstract landscapes and still-life images. While pursuing a graduate degree in educational technologies, Prevost was drawn to learning more about the digital arts and alternative printing methods. Her present concentration on photography focuses on nature based subject matter as well as investigating and experimenting with historic photography and printing processes.
Prevost exhibits regularly throughout New England in both group and juried exhibits, and has work in private collections in various locations throughout the Northeast. She has received awards for her work in several shows, received an Art Renewal Grant from the Boston Philanthropic Organization, and is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association.