Artist and Iconography Tutor Cheryll Kinsley Potter

In 1971 Cheryll graduated from St. Martin's School of Art, London.

She was the muse and collaborator for Barry Flanagan's film, “SandGirl” and later her own performance piece “The Emperor’s New Clothes” a protest against the stereotyping of the fashion industry.

She worked in Textile Restoration and Theatre Design, Landscape painting and Portrait commissions.

She had various group exhibitions including 'Five Women Artists' in Camden Town and 'Mediterranean Landscapes' with CCA Galleries and was invited to represent Britain with '6 European Artists' at the European Centre of Culture, Cologne, Germany.

Cheryll worked part time at the Camden and Islington Adult Education Institute, tutoring adults in Painting and Drawing and gave private tuition to children for their GCE's and A levels.

She moved to Connemara in 1998 and in 2001 had her first Solo Exhibition, 'Myth and Landscape' at the Kenny Gallery Galway.

After visiting the Ancient Monasteries of Meteora, Kalambaka, Central Greece, Cheryll joined the Association of Iconographers of Ireland and began to learn the art of icon Painting. She was commissioned by St Paul’s Arran Quay, Dublin to create an Icon of The Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta and following that, was privately commissioned to create an Icon of St. Brigid.

In 2004 she started her Iconography and Painting Studio in Oughterard, Connemara, County Galway. Thirteen years on, after moving from Ireland to France and back to England, Cheryll still teaches Egg Tempera and gilding as well as producing her own sought after Paintings and commissioned work.

Cheryll is a member of 'Drawn to the Valley' an artist's community around the Tamar Valley region in Devon.

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