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It isn't hard to
find the work of Cheryl Pelow at any of its several locations downtown. Nor is
it hard to see her identity and her devotion to her faith in her artwork when
you find it. It is, however, quite a challenge to find a piece of Cheryl's art
that does not reflect both herself and her beliefs. Cheryl is an experienced
artist and an unorthodox witch.
in her studies of faith, she magically unites symbolism from many world
religions on single canvasses. This eclecticism extends to the ethnic languages,
which often complete her pieces; her stylish calligraphy bridging the gap
between text and image.
Auto da fé; The Moon Card; Haniel; Isadora
Pelow has embraced the elements with a passion. That is to say, each of her
pieces are likely to contain dynamistic levels of energy and at least one of the
elements of Air, Fire, Water or Earth. Energy is seen flowing freely about the
places of the universe as an occult force that powers everything in life. Her
generous use of jewel tones brings these elements to vivid life, capturing the
eye for a colourful journey to the mystic realm.
personality is woven together with her faith to form a complete canvas. There
are many witches in the world. This one is Cheryl Pelow. The demeanor of her
paintings reveals one who is yielding yet self-assured: power appears in her
works as power over the self rather than others, and can be seen clearly in the
posture and sensuality of "Isadora", or the faithful
confidence of "Auto da fé". An affinity with the forces of
Night Rose; Prosperity; Sublimation
detected a sense of trust in Cheryl at our door, when she left her treasured
portfolio in the hands of someone who looks like me. This feeling was later
endorsed when we discovered her many images depicting vulnerable women comfortably
exposed to the elements. Comfort with one's vulnerability is a sure sign of
faith; of trust in unseen forces.
So if you're around town and see artwork teeming with mystic symbolism, the four elements, powerful curves and jewel-toned colours, you should look for her signature. With Cheryl Pelow, you can always count on the canvas becoming something magical.
The Visitor; Selma's Planets; Yellow Swallowtails
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