Art By Cheri
CPP, M. Photog., M. Artist, MEI, Cr., F-ASP
P.O. Box 51918 Idaho Falls ID 83405
404.316.2622 Cheri@artbycheri.net www.artbycheri.net
Cheri Hammon has been an artist all of her life beginning with wall drawings under her bed, which led to more drawings, paintings then the camera, and finally a computer and wide format printer. Cheri began her career in the professional photographic world 1986 as a photographic retouch artist for Fitz-Symms, a portrait studio in Augusta GA, where she's from. She did negative and print retouching, hand-tinting as well as artwork for copy and restoration of old photographs. She's done retouching and artwork for many of the finest portrait photographers in the country. Since 1999 Cheri has offered commissioned paintings in Corel Painter with oil paint embellishments, and fine art printing to Professional Photographers worldwide.
Cheri is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She is a CPP and been awarded all four degrees, Master Photographer, Master Artist, Craftsman and MEI. She was awarded the Georgia Fellowship Degree from the Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA) and was named Georgia Professional Photographers Association’s “2006 Photographer of the Year”. She is currently a member of the Professional Photographers of Idaho (PPI) where she was named 2013 and 2014 Master Photographer of the Year. She has also received the Idaho Fellowship Degree. Cheri recently received the American Society of Photographers Fellowship Degree at the IUSA convention in 2018.
Cheri is an award winning photographer/artist and loves florals and landscapes as part of her personal work. Cheri’s fine art paintings only begin as a digital photograph, then they are painted by hand, stroke by stroke, using Corel Painter, tablet and stylus and then output onto canvas or fine art paper with embellishment available. Traditional style and technique combined with today's technology. Her photographs and paintings have been in galleries in GA and ID and Washington DC and has won numerous awards and have been published in the PPA Showcase and Loan Collection books and recently in the Painter Showcase book. Cheri was also recently awarded the “Canon Par Excellence Award” at the Western States District Print Competition.
Cheri moved from Georgia to Idaho Falls, ID in 2011 and is married to photographer Dennis Hammon and is looking forward to a new adventure out west.
Find Cheri on Facebook as Cheri Fitzgerald Hammon and Art By Cheri and on Instagram as @CheriHammon.