A native Californian, Cher Pendarvis began with a child’s fascination with art and graduated with a BFA with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art. Her painting and photography reflect the inspiring travels she made with her family around the Paciﬁc Rim-California, Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan, China, Mexico, and Europe, among other places.
In addition to land, water and abstract compositions, Cher loves making portraits of people who inspire her. She shoots both digital and film for her work. Cher feels that film affords unique character, intimacy and richness. Shooting with a medium format camera from the 1950s is a meditative, thoughtful process in this age when so much of the digital world is slick, perfect and fast. She loves the rich, organic nature of film and its unique ability to capture light. Her photography work is exhibited as silver halide prints or archival ink jet prints, depending on the vision. When she’s not painting or making photographs, you can find her writing or working on surfboards with her husband Steve, and surfing favorite reefs in San Diego.
Cher's photos have been published with The Surfer's Journal, The Surfer's Path, Slide Magazine, Surfline, the Billabong Art of Shaping, and more.
Natural portraits, lifestyle, still life and products, surfing, landscapes and seascapes.
Cher likes to use as much natural light as possible for the most natural and complimentary portraits. Photo sessions can be done at a location you choose, or she can offer suggestions for deciding on a location. Her style is friendly and relaxed, and she wants you to be comfortable and have fun while taking the photos.
Contact Cher Pendarvis for more information on photography services.
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The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting using Wacom and the iPad, Second Edition is a one-on-one art class with Cher in book form.
The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book, Second Edition can be purchased from the following vendors:
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!
The Painter Wow! Book can be purchased from the following vendors:
By Cher Threinen-Pendarvis and Donal Jolley, Beyond Digital Photography takes intermediate and advanced Painter and Photoshop users on a journey of artistic expression. Many different techniques developed by the authors are carefully documented in this very first book of its kind.