Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ken - This one is inspired by YOU! -"On The Road To Morocco"

My good friend Ken LeBlanc is an awesome photographer. You can find his link here on my page. He took this shot on his way to Fez, Morocco and when I saw it I immediately connected with it. Please check out his beautiful shots! Thank you Ken for being my eyes around the world!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Brothers Keeper

I must be in my "Wolf Phase" as I just completed yet another painting (24"x36" Acrylic) that I called My Brothers Keeper...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Commission Completed - Hidden Wolves

This commission I just completed definately was out of my comfort zone. I have learned to appreciate the jobs that push you to create something you otherwise might not attemp. It is a 16"x40" Acrylic. Check it out....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

True Peace Can Be Ours

This is the second painting in a collection that I have described as my Environment/World Collection

Friday, December 4, 2009

Stolen Hat

There is a little bit of a story behind this picture. I was at a party one night and encountered a gentleman with the coolest hat I have ever seen. I convinced him to give it to me so I could paint it into one of my pictures. He reluctantly obliged (the prompting from all my friends didn't hurt) He was aware that I was an artist and he trusted me. I finally did return his hat after some months but never got around to painting an image of it. Finally last night it came to me. Hope you like it!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

It Was Never Ours

I just finished this painting today and I love how it turned out. I am forever being concerned about the state of the world and our environment. I wanted to express that through my painting abilities and I found it an effortless task painting content that I could relate to and immerse myself in. Hopefully more to come...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mural Completed

I just completed a mural for a client in the Sharp Hill Area of Balzac Alberta. It was in a wine room and it is a Kelowna BC Vineyard as viewed through an old Rustic Country Window. Hope you like it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Almost done!

Newest Painting almost completed, just a few little picky things to add - 30"x40" Acrylic on Gallery wrapped Canvas called Mi'kmaq Spirit. The medicine wheel is a very powerful symbol of native American spirituality. The Mi'kmaw Medicine Wheel contains four colors which represent the four races of man. Each color represents a direction and has an associated spirit guide, element, season, life stage and sacred medicine.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


The Studio is located in Crossfield Alberta at 1102 Laut Avenue. There will be classes offered in the Spring of 2010 for all levels of students. An open house will be held at the end of January 2010.
A month ago I left my oil and gas job to pursue bigger and better things. I decided that life is too short to be wasted behind a desk pushing paper when I knew where my real passions were. I have always loved helping people to find the artist with in themselves. There is no better feeling than seeing someone create something they never believed they could. My partner and I decided that I would come help him run the front end of his engine repair shop and in return I could run my studio "rent free - I might add" out of the shop. I am very pleased with the renovations and have warned him of the possibility that I might have to take over the whole front end shop space - down the road. (That's a woman for you!) I will host an open house in the spring and I will be offering classes as well as selling retail decorative and fine art supplies. I hope that you will all drop by for a cup of java and to check out the classes being offered. I will be updating the website  with the classes being offered in the Spring. Here are some pictures of the studio...

Monday, September 28, 2009


The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog

What do you get when you cross a girl who "loves to paint" and a boy who loves to race cars (and crash them too!)??? The combination made for an interesting project this month. My other half and his race team crashed a sprint car a couple weeks ago. In order to get the car prepared for the next race they had to do some creative parts wheeling and dealing. They ended up with sprint car wings that were a very bright Orange. They asked if I would paint the numbers on the side for them. I told them only if I get creative bossiness did not take much to come out in me! Our sponser is monster energy - so when I saw the color of the wings, and with it being so close to Halloween, I could not resist. I hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed the painting process. I ended up getting a new set of brushes out of the deal because the enamel paints destroyed mine. I also dropped the hint to my other half that perhaps he might want to get me an airbrush set for


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Ever Have One Of Those Pieces That Likes To Reinvent Itself?

I had been working on a painting for quite awhile and I finally completed it. It started out as a very simplistic painting until I let the little voice in the back of my head take over. I'm glad I took pictures of it along my journey because now you can get a quick glimpse into an artist's mind (one that seems to have A.D.D. at It is quite a large canvas. Hope you enjoy looking at the process. You will find the final Version of "Van Gogh's Rising in my Gallery store at
Phase one

Phase Two

Phase Two/Close View

Phase Three - Completed

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog

The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog: "I was feeling a little nostalgic today so I decided to post some pictures of the very first oil paintings I did (I used to only paint in acrylic). It would have been done in about 2001. Hope you enjoy looking at it. Please take a moment to remember all who lost their lives in the tragic 9/11 attacks. May we all love each other and not allow these people to have died in vain...."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog

The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog:
Spirit Of The HooDoos Completed
Posted by cheryltoddshergold at 08:43 PM on August 29, 2009 comments (1)

I just finished this peice I called 'Spirit Of the Hoo Doos'. I have always been fascinated with these wind swept rock formations. The native belief is that the hoo doo is a spirit of an elder. I enjoyed painting this piece so much that I am fairly sure you will see a collection to come. This 24'x36' oil on canvas can be found in my gallery store. Please scroll through to see the progression through to completion.
Phase 1

Phase 2

Phase 3

Final Phase - complete

The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog

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Posted by cheryltoddshergold at 03:20 PM on June 26, 2009 comments (0)

I would like to extend a personal invitation to all of you to attend an annual Show and sale. This is put on by the Airdrie Artist Guild (which I am a member) to showcase all of our hard work through out the year. The guild will be a part of Airdrie's Centennial Celebrations this year as well. Watch for us in at the activities being held in September. There will be alot of new art work to display as well as we will be hosting an open Art competion themed Future, Past & Present. There will be prizes allotted in both children and adult categories. Watch the guild web site (link for Rockyview Art club found on my Links page) for further information.

A little Giddy from the honour!
Posted by cheryltoddshergold at 12:48 PM on June 23, 2009 comments (0)

Well I am so excited as I type this. My painting of my daughter Kyndra on a garden stone was picked to sit on the homepage of a very big YAHOO group about rock painting. It is quite an honor. I love all the people in this group as they are all so supportive.

Check the group out...they will make you want to paint everything concrete in your yard! HAVE FUN!"

The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog

The Art Of Cheryl Todd Shergold - Blog: "I love when I have to stay up into the wee hours of the morning because people call you and need something right away for a gift! So as blurry eyed as I am, I am thankful to those people because they are the ones that keep me going! I successfully completed two paintings last night (unfortunately they are sold) that touched on the topic of rural Alberta. We have many birch trees around here and they are so beautiful in any season. When the wind blows it is almost as if the leaves are talking to you - telling you the secrets of their past. Everyday we need to stop and observe something natural. It is art in itself."

Monday, September 7, 2009

Potted Tulips

16"x20" Acrylic on canvas

Paintings from this season...Gosh I need to blog more!

This is an acrylic painting done on canvas (16"x20")
I started out with texture paste and a palette knife to create the texture of the background. After the background was thoroughly dry, I scumbled dark midnight blue and prussian blue working my way into white towards the center. after the background was completely dried I sketched the drawing very loosely using a chalk pencil. I undercoated the cala lily using yellow. Then it was easier to block in with the white. On my final basecoat I started working some of the dark blue into the shadow areas. I continued to glaze in layers of shadow area. The leaves were done using a wet in wet technique with dark, medium and light values of green in the warmer tones. The impressionistic foxgloves were loosely painted in using cad orange and red moving in towards white. Every layer created a lighter value towards the tips. The spike leaves were stroked on using a mid value green. I glazed in the shadows at the bottom of the leaves.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Well it is official. I now own myself! I bought my domain name on the world wide web!
Somehow it gives me great relief knowing that nobody else in the world can have that domain name.
Weird world we live in. I am so glad to be a part of
Hope this creates an easier pathway for everyone to see my Art। I guess that means I should stop playing on my website and start painting for you all! Please keep in touch as there are MANY more changes to come on this web site in the near future. I am just testing my technology literacy skills so bare with me!