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Dreamscapes, Desert Meadow


The Dreamscapes Series were inspired by my travels to the Mediterranean coastal towns of Spain. I found that photographing in the impressionistic style causes the viewer to see the entire image with its palette of colors, form & light creating a mood, an emotion. I want to convey to the viewer that the world we see in front of us is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.

I began my fine art series Dreamscapes while traveling along the coastal towns of the Costa Brava in Spain. I wanted the whole image to convey an impression, to evoke an emotion. I discovered that the very same towns where I was photographing, were the same towns the Impressionist came to paint. Part color field painter, part abstractionist and part impressionist, my camera has become my paint brush. "The eye sees clearer in dreams, than the imagination awake". Leonardo da Vinci.

I studied photography at the Kunstgewerbeschule, Zurich, Switzerland. I then returned to the States and opened a successful photography
studio in San Francisco, Several years ago, I relocated my studio to Palm Beach, Florida.

Exhibitions & Awards...

Galerie Mark Hachem, Solo Exhibition, Paris, France
Art Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL
Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Taksim, Istanbul
Sotherby's Private Auction, NY, NY
Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Curator's Voice Projects, China
Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL
Art Hamptons Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY
Cooper Union Exhibition, New York, NY
Scripps Research Institute Installation, FL
Art London, England, UK
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, permanent collection, Miami, FL
Norton Museum of Art, Private Auction, FL
Toronto International Art Fair, Canada
Women in Photography International, Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco Art Commission, CA
Spanish Embassy, Washington D.C.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Hasselblad Lurzer's International Screening Award
International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup
Women in Photography International

Cheryl Maeder

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