Featured Artist Cheryl Eggleston

Artist Cheryl Eggleston’s geometric abstract paintings offer an intriguing visual for the eye. Find more of her portfolio on her website.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“Design Adaptation 1: Golden Earth” oil, 30” x 40”

 

My art career has been a bumpy ride.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“and then we lost our way” oil, 30” x 24”

 

Although I knew as a young girl that I wanted to be an artist, I also knew that my parents would not look favorably on such a dream. I tucked the dream away.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“Design Adaptation 2: Wounded” acrylic, 36” x 36”

 

After I married, I was crushed to find that medical issues made it impossible for me to conceive children. If the expected path to motherhood was denied me, I thought maybe I could have my dream of becoming an artist.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“Design Adaptation 2: Breakaway” acrylic, 30” x 30”

 

I told my husband that I wanted to study commercial art, so he sent me to art school. I studied graphic design and graduated with honors, landing a job in advertising design. While I loved art school, I didn’t like the advertising world. I quit.

 

geometric abstract painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“Late Afternoon Blues” acrylic, 36” x 36”

 

I took a different tack—if commercial art was not for me, maybe fine art would suit me better.

 

geometric abstract painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“September Morning” acrylic, 24” x 20”

 

I started to show and sell my pencil renderings of lush garden scenes. They were well received, and I won awards in local art shows. I thought I had found my niche and things were going well. But then, my husband became ill and died.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“Design Adaptation 1: Black/White/Gray” oil, 40” x 30”

 

Afterwards, I half-heartedly tried painting and showing my work, but I found my expectations unmet. I stopped making art for a living and took a regular job. Years passed.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“Number 8” oil, 24” x 24”

 

Eventually, I came back full circle to the world of making art. I no longer work a regular job. I’ve been painting in earnest for almost five years and I feel I’ve achieved a good level of success in a short time.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“Number 9” oil, 24” x 24”

 

Not only does my work sell, but I have also been accepted as a member into prestigious juried artist groups, been published in periodicals and an online (Thought Art) magazine. I have won several awards, both national and international.

 

abstract geometric painting by Cheryl Eggleston

“The Oracle” acrylic, 20” x 20”

 

The journey to this place in my life has been a little bumpy, but I look forward with anticipation to more success as I continue to refine my artistic skills.

 

artist Cheryl Eggleston

Artist Cheryl Eggleston

 

In the end, I want to look back on my life and say, “It may have been bumpy ride, but I finally got to live my dream!”

 

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