In 2012, the venue was Gauche Manor in Bayside, home of Lynne and Bob Wells unique and intriguing garden. Artists tucked themselves in the nooks and crannies and painted in acrylics, oils and watercolors while onlookers sipped wine and observed. Cheryl found her spot before a voluptuous bed of scarlet gladiolas. She spread out a swath of paper and, with bold strokes, began to create the piece which, back in the studio would become Glad Tidings.
The site in 2013 was Dr. Peter Burgess's lush pond-filled garden in Freshwater. Painting at a table beside the pond, Cheryl was inspired by the water lilies and the reflections which filled it. She began the two paintings that bear their names.
The Sequoia Park Zoo in Eureka was the site 2014, and visitors wandered among otters, red pandas, and chimpanzees as artists painted them. Cheryl was intrigued by the flock of flamingos preening themselves in the water.l She stretched a seven foot piece of paper on the ground and began capturing the vision that would become Flamingo Tango.