Mary Ann Cherry was raised in rural Montana near the Yellowstone River and absolutely loved it there. Her folks were big Charlie Russell fans – it helped to boost her interest in western art at an early age. “Dad was always sketching horses, especially buckin’ broncs, and rattlesnakes and a lot of other non-girly things for me on newsprint from an old pad of paper.”
She now lives near the Snake River in Idaho, where wildlife and birds are plentiful and make for great subject matter.Play the Video Below to See more Artwork by Mary Ann Cherry.
“I also am blessed with a husband who takes great photographs and we take a lot of “photography trips” over to the Jackson, Wyoming area. After seeing a herd of rocky mountain sheep or buffalo, you just get a real itch to paint them and it’s nice to have a selection of good reference photos.”
Mary Ann Cherry has been a great supporter of the Western Art Rodeo Association from the very beginning. She competed in the Spring Challenge at Sundance in April of 2011 and in the Fall Shootout at Heber City Cowboy Poetry in November of 2011, where she did very well among top Western Art Competitors.
The Western Art Rodeo Association is proud to have Mary Ann Cherry as a member of our organization and we are always looking forward to seeing her next work of art.
To see more of Mary Ann Cherry’s Artwork, visit http://www.maryanncherry.com/.
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