Photo: Allan Birnbach

Now showing
"It's a Beautiful Day"
20 paintings at the Beverly Hills Country Club,
Call for appointment (310) 927-2436

Cheryl Kline is a classically trained painter who found her voice by painting remarkable skyscapes and cloudscapes. It reflects her love for the untamed, operatic beauty of the heavens, whose gradual yet grand changes reveal themselves to her sensibility. Kline follows an esthetic of deliberate beauty, but her paintings are more than fine praise for the esthetics of nature and light--they become, over time, magnificent statements of a holistic nature, constructions filled with visual recognition of the innate drama of the sky. The sky is a difficult thing to approach after the weight of so much art history--one thinks of the cloudscapes of Turner as an example of exquisite awareness of the visual possibilities offered by an unfettered treatment of the heavens. Kline shares Turner’s recognition that the beauty of the sky is linked to something untamable, even when she is reporting on a relatively calm combination of forms and hues.

Two of her one-of-a-kind monotypes were selected by the Royal Academy in London for the 2008 summer exhibition.

Cheryl Kline is currently represented by Cohen Rese Gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been routinely reviewed in Palisades Post, the Lost Angeles Times, Malibu Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine.

 

EDUCATION
1998-2002 Florence ACADEMY OF ART, Florence, Italy
Summer Sessions Advanced Figure Painting, Portraiture, Advanced Narrative Figure, Plein Aire
1997-1999 ASSOCIATES IN ART, Studio City, CA
Portrait Painting, Impressionism,
1994-1997 UCLA EXTENSION, West LA, CA Portrait, Figure,
1991-1994 BRUCHION SCHOOL OF Realist ART, Culver City, CA
Atelier of Jan Saether, intensive, classical study, old masters reproduction
1977 WOODBURY UNIVERSITY, Burbank, CA
Bachelors Degree in Commercial Art,


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Kline Academy of Fine Art - Atelier style Classical and Contemporary Painting Instruction
BRENTWOOD ART CENTER -Painting Instructor 2006/07
WOODBURY UNIVERSITY-Adjunct professor of Art and Graphic Design-1997-2003
California Art Club
Oil Painters of America

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