I spend a great deal of time exploring beaches, camping in forests and hiking beautiful trails. I relish drawing and painting imagery from the natural world and keep a sketchbook handy to record my interactions and observations. All creatures fascinate me and are often featured in my work. Etching and monotype allow my sketches to come to life, enhanced and transformed by the textures so unique to printmaking.
Cherise Thompson was born and raised in Redwood City, California. She is a Bay Area printmaker and painter. Her work is in many private collections in the U.S. and abroad. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a concentration in painting and printmaking and has an Associate Arts degree in Graphic and Interactive Design. She has continued her printmaking studies with Bay Area artists, Alan May and Daniel Krakauer. Ms. Thompson enjoys teaching art to children and adults on the Peninsula. She maintains a studio at Palo Alto Studios and resides in Menlo Park, California with her husband, two dogs and two cats.