When most people look at a turkey feather and see attractive trimming for a hat, Cheri Harwood sees an elks silhouette, a mysterious mountain lion, a predatory wolf or even your beloved dog.
Taught by her grandmother, Margaret Alter, as a child to paint with oils and acrylics, The Rocky Ford native is a self taught wildlife artist that uses turkey feathers as canvases for unique paintings of wildlife.
Her wildlife feather paintings have been featured and shown in multiple galleries in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Denver and Aspen. She has won awards for her unique art at the Pueblo art guild, Colorado State Fair, Buelah art show and Ducks Unlimited.
Being a free spirit, she had been painting and tiling houses with her husband Mike Marshall in her parents, Jerry and Jeanne Harwood, construction company for several years now. With encouragement from Barbara Macklin to get back to your art she is excited to show her wildlife on feathers at the Idea Place at Rocky Ford’s First Friday art show on November 2nd, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.