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Cheri began her career 22 years ago as a photographic retouch artist in a portrait studio in Augusta Ga. (where she's from). She did negative and print retouching, hand tinting as well as artwork for copy and restoration of old photographs. She's done retouching and artwork for many of the finest portrait photographers in the country. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) by which she has been certified as an art/tech specialist and been awarded two degrees, PPA Master Artist and PPA Craftsman In January of 2008, Cheri will receive her Master Electronic Imaging Degree. She is also a member of the Photographic Artisans Guild and the Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA) where she recently earned the Georia Fellowship Degree, and the Southeastern Professional Photographers Association (SEPPA).

After years of doing work for other photographers, Cheri now proudly announces she is offering "Interpretive Fine Art Portraits". She feels this is the natural progression of her career. She loves having the artistic vision from the first consultation with a client to the final delivery.

Cheri's images have won numerous awards and currently has work displayed in galleries around Georgia and Florida.

Cheri currently takes commissions for paintings and prints/canvases from professional photographers as well as the general public.

Cheri now resides in the Atlanta area with her husband Drew , dog Harley and Eno the ball python.

Interests

art, photography, hiking, travel, boating