A Cornish Scene by Cherry Crawford
Blossom Headed Parakeets by Cherry Crawford
Fishpool by Cherry Crawford
Johns Poppies by Cherry Crawford
Swallow Tailed Bee Eaters by Cherry Crawford
Toucan by Cherry Crawford
Cyprus Wheatears by Cherry Crawford
Daytime Sunflower by Cherry Crawford
Magnolia Moonlight by Cherry Crawford
Nighttime Sunflower by Cherry Crawford
Seahorses by Cherry Crawford
I studied graphic design for 4 years in the 1970’s and gained Associate Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers and of the Society of Typographical Designers. I went on to work in London for companies including IPC Magazines and Royle Print Ltd.
In the early 1990’s I started producing swing signs for pubs, along with commissioned paintings, and this continued when I moved to Falmouth in 1998. I set up my one-person ‘traditional’ sign making business in 2011, producing signs made of wood (not plastic!)
Alongside this I still paint as much as I can, usually 4 or 5 new works a year. I exhibit at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society summer exhibitions and last year my ‘Swallow-tailed Bee-eaters’ was chosen to be one of the membership card images.
My work is usually of wildlife subjects using mixed media; watercolour, acrylic, gouache and pastel and I sometimes use an airbrush for its unique effects.
I enjoy photography and try to use my own photographs as much as possible for my paintings, with other elements incorporated. Greece and Norfolk, as well as my local surroundings, are a source of inspiration.
Some of the paintings shown have been sold, but prints are available of most and commissions are always welcome.