Beginning July 1st Benicia artist Cherry Moore will delight Benicia residents with her abstract expressionist paintings in an upcoming solo exhibit at Milinda Perry Gallery.

The exhibit will include paintings that are bold with a strong graphic feel in both shape and color. There is also a sense of calm within her work. Cherry uses a variety of materials and instruments to add texture to the images she creates, including cut bristles from a hairbrush sprinkled on the surface to randomly emboss the paper. Her work is predominantly printmaking on paper and acrylic on canvas.

Cherry will tell you, “I find mixing delicious colors part of the pleasure and excitement of painting. Imagining shapes and colors is where the development of a piece begins and goes through many stages, but once the colors come together, the piece moves forward in its own way.”

courtesy of artist Cherry Moore

A Divide

Cherry Moore was born in San Mateo, California and lives in Benicia. She originally studied ceramics; however, for the last 10 years her focus has been encaustic painting and printmaking.  She has exhibited her works in Northern California, primarily showing on the San Francisco Peninsula and in the East Bay. Cherry is a member Gallery 621 in Benicia.

“Each work holds a story and some emotion that I won’t often see until it’s finished and I am naming it.”  –Cherry Moore, artist

Please join Cherry and Milinda Perry at an artist reception at Milinda Perry Gallery, 117 East F Street on Friday, July 20, 5-7pm.