“Art is not what you see but what you make others see”
I believe that the purpose of art is to speak to both the brain and the heart. The undercurrent of much of my figurative work is women's issues and it is my hope that my work not only compels a sense of emotion but also pushes the viewer to pause and think.
My art making is centered around themes of self-determination, autonomy, change and hope and it is expressed through both realism and abstract. It is my desire the viewer will embrace their own awareness when experiencing my work. I am intoxicated by bold strokes while painting in oils and strong lines while drawing in charcoal and graphite and I am especially driven by the gesture of form.
Cheryl Capps Roach is a studio artist raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she and her husband continue to live.
Cheryl believes that a sound education in classical drawing skills is the foundation to good art. She has studied in the Atelier program at the Oklahoma Academy of Classical Art in Edmond, Oklahoma; Barcelona Atelier of Realist Art in Barcelona, Spain and Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.
Cheryl has continued her studies under the training artists of Dan Thompson, David Shevlino, Sara Sedgwick, Stanka Kordic, Romeo de la Torre and Jennifer Gennari.
Cheryl has won numerous awards for both her oil paintings and drawings including First place in oil and First Place in dry media.
Her work is represented by Tulsa Artery ; Port Aransas Art Center and on her website www.ccroachart.com