Originally from Connecticut, Cheryl Gail Toh was raised in a family of gardeners, beachcombers, and creative thinkers. As a professional mixed media artist, Cheryl works primarily in drawing and painting.
Fascinated by the varying levels of communication found within both large communities and more intimate settings, Cherylʼs process originates with ongoing observation. Her work then moves forward within a set of parameters––distilling, interpreting, and transforming the observations she has accumulated through the use of nature inspired forms.
By using repetition, consideration is given to line and form within Cherylʼs work. In her mixed media paintings, bold yet subtle gradations of color punctuate the forms. Her current series of drawings is made using an industrial sewing machine. Sewn lines retrace the form repeatedly, simultaneously strengthening the paper while creating tenuous areas where the paper is held together literally by the thread.
An award winning artist, Cheryl has trained at some of the top art schools in the country and her work can be found in public, corporate, and private collections throughout the United States; most recently, her work was acquired by the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. Cheryl currently resides and create, along with her artist husband, in Kansas City, Missouri.