Towers, The Baylands

     Photography, Best in Show

            Pacific Art League 


About Me

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A native of San Francisco, Cherryl studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she earned her BFA with a painting major.  After graduating she trained at the California Academy of Sciences as a scientific illustrator, drawing fish for publication in the Academy's "Proceedings."  The Superintendent of the Steinhart Aquarium stated that her work was "excellent and comparable to some of the best American illustrators."


She went on to illustrate several "Science I Can Read" childrens' books for Harper Collins, New York. The readers were published in three European countries and earned her recognition by "World's Work London," who praised her 'high quality work,' and the New York Times, who commented on her 'fine drawings.'


Good reviews for her exhibits, many in group shows at the Pacific Art League, have led to an exciting discovery of a gift for rendering graphite portraits on paper. She has developed a body of work in this medium, including commissions, and continues to exhibit, and win awards. Photography awards included a Best in Show at the Pacific Art League for her photo of 'Towers, the Baylands' - drawings, an Honorable Mention at the Triton Museum of Art's Statewide Competition, and a recent Honorable Mention at the Pacific Art League's 'Figures and Faces.'  A graphite drawing won Best in Show at UArtOpen in 2015.


A shift has resulted in a renewed passion for pastel on sanded paper and a painting of 'Omonike II' - a new, inspiring model.



Cherryl Pape

Artist/Photographer