Cherie Grist is Liverpool based practising Artist. She studied Fashion Styling and Photography at the University of Arts London before returning to her home town to explore her creative practise and to be part of the Liverpool art scene. She is a full-time artist and co-founder of ‘104 Duke Street Studios’ which is an artist studio/gallery space in Liverpool city centre.
My main objective as an artist is to document my journey through our ever-changing world, observing, growing and learning with every situation life presents. My paintings are records of my existence. They illustrate my day to day, my ups and downs, my madness and my calm. When I paint, I can express all the thoughts that are swirling around my mind. My process is always automatic, from the paint used to the method in which I apply the marks. I combine abstract expression and focused graphical marks and I see all my paintings as self-portraits.
For this series of paintings, I focused my interest on people and their behaviour and how situations in life change people for the better and for worse.
Cherie has been shortlisted for the John Moore’s Contemporary Painting Prize, the National Open Art prize and the Cass Art Prize and has had numerous exhibitions in both London and Liverpool.
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