About Cheryl

A graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City, Cheryl Chalmers’ award-winning illustrations and regional watercolors have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, hotels, institutional and corporate venues, as well as public and private collections. 

Giving a traditional medium, watercolor, a contemporary twist, she uses deep saturated color with dramatic light and shadows. Cheryl's luminous portraits and illustrations can be found across a range of projects.


-The Wall Street Journal

-Smithsonian Magazine

-New York Magazine

-Garden & Gun Magazine

-University of Chicago

-Cornell University

-Yale University

-The Penguin Group

-Random House

-Hilton Hotels

-American Express

Art Exhibitions And Achievements

Splash 20: Creative Compositions, May 2019

Splash 16: Exploring Texture, May 2015  

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence, 2013                                                     

Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Visions, May 2011               

Splash 11: New Directions, July 2010                                           

Art Business News, September 2006                                                    

Art Business News, June 2005                                                    

American Showcase Illustration, Volume 16, 12                                                                                                   

MENU DESIGN 2                                                    

VISION, American Artists Today 7

Professional Awards



AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Communication Arts 2014

FIRST PLACE, Painting, Waterfront Art Festival 2011

FIRST PLACE, Professional Watercolor, Keuka Lake Art Show, 2010

SILVER MEDAL, Council for Advancement, support of Education ‘05 

CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT. Creative 33, 31, 22

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, Communication Arts 34