New Ways of Seeing Produce

Painting food (mostly produce) may not seem very exciting to some artists, but I love it.  There is nothing like fresh cherries; the perfect apple (after digging through hundreds to find).  Interpreting nature’s colors is always a challenge.  Currently, I am experimenting with different views of fruits and vegetables by slicing in them in half and painting in the form of a diptic (two canvases to be hung together).  A new way of seeing the object.

In the Still Life category on this site, you will see a  halved pear and pineapple – my first in this series.  There are many new paintings I am completing for the galleries and festivals so check back soon. 

If you want something in particular, I am willing to do commissions.  And, if you want a high quality reproduction of any of my paintings on canvas or art paper, please let me know.

Welcome to 2013 – a New Year of Art!

2012 has been a fabulous year for creating art.  New ideas and creative direction have been abundant and inspiring.   Join me in Florida for the following events where I will be exhibiting new work:

26th Annual Boca Fest (Boca Raton, FL) – January 12th & 13th – Shops of Boca on Military Trail.

Beaux Arts Festival (U. of Miami Campus – Coral Gables, FL) – January 19th & 20th.

Mount Dora 38th Annual Arts Featival – Downtown Mount Dora, FL – February 2nd  & 3rd.

Also, paintings can be seen at the following galleries:

Chasen Galleries, 3554 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA

Skynear Design Gallery, 2122 18th St. NW, Washington, DC

Alexandria Frame & Gallery, 694 N. St. Asaph St., Alexandria, VA



Alexandria Art Festival This Weekend

Exciting weekend in Old Town Alexandria.  Hope you will visit my Booth #56 on King Street, just south of St. Asaph Street in front of the Holiday Inn Hotel.

Hours are Saturday, 10-7 and Sunday 10-5.

I do have lots of new paintings and framed giclees of many of my pieces.  Please stop by to say “hello”.  Oh! And do introduce yourself….

Excited About New Festivals-Check Later for Booth #’s.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming festivals. Alexandria and Leesburg are new locations for me, so hope to see new people there.  I will be displaying new paintings including a series on “Golf”…just getting started, but enjoying this new theme.

Ben's Folly


Upcoming Art Festivals for Fall/Winter – 2012-13

Please mark your calendar with my new exhibit dates….more details as they are available.

  1. September 8th – 9th -  Alexandria Fine Arts Festival (Old Town Alexandria, VA)
  2. September 15th – 16th – Leesburg Downtown Art Festival (Leesburg, VA)
  3. October 6th – 7th – Fairfax Corner Art Festival (Monument Drive, close to goverment center, Fairfax, VA)
  4. October 13th – 14th – Gainesville Downtown Festival – old town Gainesville next to the U. of Florida
  5. October 20th – 21st – Sarasota Downtown Festival (Sarasota, FL)
  6. January 5th – 6th – Las Olas Art Festival (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
  7. January 12th – 13th – Boca Fest (Boca Raton, FL)
  8. January 26th – 27th – St. Armands Circle (Sarasota, FL)

I will be posting booth numbers when they are available.  Working on a lot of new paintings and excited about the upcoming season.

Copyright © 2012 Cheryl Parsons – Artist
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