"To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer... That is the ultimate in self-expression."
Cher Pruys was born in Regina. Over the years she lived in many places including Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Fort Frances, settling into her present home in Devlin, on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats.
These three little future ballerinas are simply entranced by the class unfolding before them.
By age three, Cher was seldom found without a drawing tool in hand.
A tender loving moment shared by two wee cousins captured by brush!
She worked in pencil, charcoal and ink over the years, until she picked up a paintbrush at the age of 35.
Cher has had 14 solo exhibits.
Beginning with oil paints, she found her chosen mediums in acrylic, watercolor and gouache.
Cher's artistic style can be described as Realism with a hint of Abstract in her latest works.
Although self taught, her dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 138 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows.
What better way to ring in the New Year than laughing with your bestie!
Cher is also an avid fused glass artist, and a certified teacher of piano and guitar.
The seriousness and determination is very evident on the face of this young artist.
Cher has won 120 awards for her work at the International Juried Exhibits.
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This wee girl is without a doubt a tiny dancer.
Included in these awards, the first recipient of a major Canadian National Award, The Mary Pratt Crystal Award of Excellence at the 2014 SCA Open Juried Exhibition, The SCA 1st place award of distinction twice respectively, 2016, and 2017 at The Canada’s 150 show. The Gold Medal recipient for Figurative Painting in The Mondial Art Academia’s International 2018 Competition. The Silver Medal for Portrait Painting in The 2020 International Art Professional World Art Academia Competition. The Aviation Week & Space Technology Award Best of the Best, and the ASAA Award of Distinction for the best painting in the ASAA International Space & Technology Exhibit & Competition, consecutively for 2 years.
She has had 14 solo exhibits.
These Beech 18's are awaiting the start of a busy day in the skies of Northwestern Ontario.
Cher is also an avid fused glass artist, and a certified teacher of piano and guitar. Her painting "The Bubble" had the honour of being part of the Masterworks from The International Guild of Realism Tour.
Thee colourful peppers make a great sight all wrapped up!
She Was Elected to the American Society of Aviation Artists as an artist member in 1996, and eventually was elected as a Foreign Affiliate Artist Fellow, one of only two Canadians receive this honour.
Ah, who wouldn't want to bite into one of the delicious apples in the bag.
Cher's works are in private and public collections all over the world.
After a long day of treasure hunting, the fruits of my labor are on display.