oil Scottsdale, AZ
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Cheryl Kametz, Artist
Cheryl Kametz

My Artist journey began at an early age when it was discovered I was blind in one eye. Through daily drawing therapy I was able to eventually gain the gift of sight in both eyes. I am forever grateful that drawing helped to correct some of my sight problems.

In 2011 I relocated to the beautiful North Scottsdale area from Seattle, WA. My husband and I welcomed new friends, fabulous sunny weather, orange sunsets, desert animals and a new community. The beauty that surrounds us is my inspiration and never disappoints.

After completing a Bachelor Degree from Central Washington University in Retail Management I started my career as a Department Store Buyer eventually moving into Human Resources. I always loved working with fabrics and studying color pallets as a Store Buyer. A former Career Coach and Recruiter with over twenty years in executive corporate office placements, I retired in 2018 to pursue my passion for Art full time.

In 2017 I started taking Drawing classes moving into Pastels, Watercolors, and an Oil painting program with Artist Eddie Lopez. Studied with Kim Johnson Nechtman at the Scottsdale Art School, following her unique Watercolor techniques and this past summer joined Artist Beth Zink at her Acrylic/Workshops in Pinetop, AZ. In 2019 completed an Artist Retreat at the Georgia O'Keeffe Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu New Mexico focusing on the beauty of outdoor light with Plein Air painting.

I'm living my passion for Art and Painting and hope you'll see what inspires me to come alive through my work.