Cherry Manders

Cherry’s work will never be static and her journey with colour will always be an exciting one.

Evolving over time from her early traditional training, her passion is for colour and movement. Her deceptively free style presents as a celebration of her subject matter.

She enjoys plein-air painting in the rambling beauty of her riverside garden near Melbourne, Victoria and on her regular trips to the Gippsland Lakes. When painting plein air, Cherry is often to be seen battling the elements in various locations around Victoria. Her use of natural light is reflected in all her vibrant canvases.

The light captured in her paintings and unique use of reactive colour, create an exciting sense of movement; whilst her studio compositions portray a keen sense of design and appreciation of every-day objects. Special attention to still life studies sees Cherry collecting specific fabrics and china to enhance her compositions. Simplifying objects and space to their essence and by using reactive colour, she creates unique design and movement.

Her paintings are flamboyant and vary from contemporary Impressionist to Expressionist in style. In past years Cherry has travelled and painted regions of UK, Italy, and France. Following in the footsteps of the Impressionists, her paintings are often large and free.

Cherry Manders has won numerous art awards, including the coveted McCubbin Award three years running, the Norma Bull Portraiture Prize, and regularly receives high commendations at Victorian Artist Society events.

Her works can be found in private collections across Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.