Cheryl Riner Hodge is a professional artist. Born in Seattle, Washington, she has lived in Savannah, GA; Augusta, GA; Long Island, NY; Charleston, SC; Japan, and England. Her advanced education and career in pediatric dental hygiene stimulated her interest in children’s art. Cheryl began her artistic career in Charleston. Her principal medium is watercolor; she also enjoys pen and ink drawing, painting furniture, tile and fabric. She finds inspiration in everything around her—people, places and things—and has been creating for approximately 20 years. Her art is filled with detail and punctuated with light and vivid color. Her work can be found in many private and corporate national and international collections. Her favorite subjects include florals, portraits, pet portraits, historic buildings and home portraits. She accepts a variety of commission work. Cheryl lives in Rome, GA with her husband. She also has a daughter, a son-in-law, and a beautiful granddaughter.
"I have loved art and creating things for as long as I can remember. My creativity has taken many forms throughout my life. Due to several life-altering events and much encouragement from my family, I decided to try watercolor. After only one lesson I knew, that I’d found something special. Expressing myself through watercolor is at once satisfying and challenging—learning process, unpredictable and liberating. Familiar things become fascinating—vivid colors, intricate details, light and shadows. My great escape."
Visit her site at WWW.CHERYLRINERHODGE.COM.