Award-winning artist and author, Cher Threinen- Pendarvis, has always worked with traditional art tools. Cher is a native Californian and her artwork is a reflection of the inspiring travels she has made over the years with her family around the Pacific Rim—Hawaii, the Philippines, Japan, and China, to name a few. Her mother, Wanda, was also an artist and their times of sitting together and drawing on location was especially inspiring to Cher as she developed her interest in plein-air painting.
A pioneer in digital art, Cher has created illustrations using the Macintosh computer for more than two decades. She has been widely recognized for her mastery of Painter, Photoshop and the Wacom pressure-sensitive tablet, and has used these electronic tools since they were first released. Exercising her passion for Painter’s artist tools, Cher has worked as a consultant and demo-artist for the developers of Painter. Her artwork has been exhibited around the world and her articles and art have been published in many books and periodicals. Cher holds a BFA with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art, specializing in painting and printmaking, and she is a member of the San Diego Museum of Art Artist Guild. She has taught Painter and Photoshop workshops around the world, and is principal of the consulting firm Cher Threinen Design.
Cher is the author of all editions of The Painter Wow! Book and The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book: Creative Techniques in Digital Painting.
To learn more about Cher, please visit her web site at www.pendarvis-studios.com.