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Member Spotlight: Cheri Hammon

04/09/2019 4:25 PM | Anonymous

Art By Cheri 

Cheri Hammon CPP, M. Photog., M. Artist, MEI, Cr., F-ASP 

P.O. Box 51918  Idaho Falls, ID83405 

404.316.2622    Cheri@artbycheri.net    www.artbycheri.net 


Cheri began her career in 1986 as a photographic retouch artist at Fitz-Symms Photographers in Augusta Ga. 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 and fine art printing to Professional Photographers world wide.  

Cheri is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  She is a CPP and been awarded all four degrees,  Master Photographer, Master ArtistCraftsman 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 where she was named 2013 and 2014Master Photographer of the Year. She was named “Master Photographer of the Year for 2019 in WY (where she is a member but does not live) Cheri recently received the American Society of Photographers Fellowship Degree at the IUSA convention in 2018.  

Cheri’s fine art paintings only begin as a digital photograph, then they are painted by hand, stroke by stroked using Corel Painter, tablet and stylus and then printed as pigmented ink on fine art paper or canvas giclee. Her photographs and paintings have won numerous awards and havebeen published in the PPA Showcase and Loan Collection books and recently in the Painter Showcase book Cheri also  in 2013 was awarded the “Canon Par Excellence Award” at the Western States District Print Competition.  

Cheri moved from GA to Idaho Falls, IDin 2011 and is looking forward to a new adventure with her husband Dennis Hammon. Find Cheri on Facebook as Cheri Fitzgerald Hammon and Art By Cheri and on the website www.artbycheri.net. 


Artist’s statement: 

I feel the need to help the viewer to see with their hearts as well as with their eyes.  

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