Cheryl Gilarski Born in Ontario and raised in Manitoba, Cheryl has been commissioned to create paintings and murals throughout Canada and the United States. Her work ranges from realism to the abstract. Her love of nature and passion for the outdoors defines her work. Cheryl enjoys the exploration of simplifying the complex. Art is more than images. It is an intimate connection to our surroundings. You can step into Cheryl’s works and experience your own interpretations. “Words don’t define me, art does”. Background Cheryl is a self taught artist. She teaches private lessons at her studio and is a past instructor for Age and Opportunity. For many years she ran a gallery at the James Richardson Airport and served as the liaison for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Manitoba Opera, the Winnipeg Art Gallery and numerous other cultural groups. She is currently president of the Manitoba Society of Artists.