An award-winning artist and author, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis has always worked with traditional art tools. A native Californian, her artwork is a reflection of the inspiring travels she has made with her family around the Pacific Rim—Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan, and China, to name a few. Her mother, Wanda, was also an artist, and their times of sitting together and drawing on location was especially inspiring to Cher as she developed her interest in plein-air painting. Painting on location has also brought her closer to her community in San Diego, where she has lived most of her life, because of her volunteer efforts to help protect the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park—a place she often paints.
A pioneer in digital art, Cher has created illustrations using the Macintosh computer for more than two decades. She has been widely recognized for her mastery of Painter, Photoshop, and the Wacom pressure-sensitive tablet, and has used these electronic tools since they were first released. Exercising her passion for Painter’s artist tools, Cher has worked as a consultant and demo-artist for the developers of Painter, Photoshop and the Wacom tablet. She has taught Painter and Photoshop workshops in the United States and overseas, and is principal of the consulting firm Cher Threinen Design.
Cher's fine art has been exhibited worldwide, and her articles and art have been published in many books and periodicals. Cher holds a BFA with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art specializing in painting and printmaking, and she is a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild and the Point Loma Artists Association.
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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book, Second Edition!
The 10th Edition of The Painter WOW! Book series is out. Extensive new artists galleries, tutorials and a thorough editing to reflect new changes to Painter 12 make The Painter WOW! Book educational and inspiring!
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