April Aldridge is best known for their haunting impressions of nature created in black watercolor. These paintings capture the root of the animal by distilling their movements into a bare but decadent black and white rendering. April grew up on the Florida Gulf Coast and currently lives and works in Redmond, WA.
Cheryl’s love of art began in early childhood. Enjoying her K–12th grade art classes, she continued her art education at Shoreline Community College, studying drawing, 2-dimensional design and art history.
In 1993, she discovered artist Doug Dawson’s book, Capturing Light and Color with Pastel. She began experimenting with pastels, grew to enjoy the medium and has worked almost exclusively in pastels ever since. Cheryl has studied with several notable pastelists including Dorisjean Colvin, Susan Ogilvie, Clark Elster, Ned Mueller, Teresa Saia, Janet Hamilton, Elizabeth Mowry, and Patty Forte Linna.
A signature member of the Northwest Pastel Society, a juried member of Seattle Co-Arts, and a member of ArtistsConnect of Edmonds, Cheryl is represented by the Schack Art Center in Everett, The Papery in Edmonds, Tsuga Art & Framing in Bothell, and Anabel’s Framing & Gallery in Everett. Her paintings are in many private collections in the United States. You can also find her gift cards and button jewelry in the Gallery at Town Center year-round.