Largo, Florida, January 6, 2016, Cheryl Yellowhawk, Pastel Artist and Oil Painter, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in creating artwork in pastels and oils.
Recognized for more than 30 years of producing art, Ms. Yellowhawk is noted for her expertise in painting floral, still life, landscape, and figurative and portrait styles. She studies under master Markissia Touliatos, who has painted fine art for more than 50 years and learned from realism portrait artist Nelson Shanks. Ms. Yellowhawk’s artwork has been featured in exhibitions across Florida and Georgia, and has in various institutions, including the Smithsonian. She has received awards from the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, the PAVA Exhibition, the American Stage Theater, the Beach Art Theater and a variety of other esteemed organizations.
Ms. Yellowhawk comes from a family where her father, a career army master sergeant, moved the family throughout Europe and the United States, as well as her mother’s Cheyenne River Sioux background. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Peace Chief Yellowhawk and the great-granddaughter of Nancy-Who-Sees-the-Horses, a survivor of the Battle of Wounded Knee and recipient of the Lewis and Clark peace medallion. Inspired by her grandmother, Ms. Yellowhawk’s work often depicts a spiritual and medicinal connection, with an air of mystery. Ms. Yellowhawk earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico and a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is affiliated with the Fine Arts Society, the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, the Dunedin Fine Art Center, the Beach Arts Center and the Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association.
Starting March 18, 2016, Ms. Yellowhawk will have a piece titled “Birds of Paradise” showing at the Dunedin Fine Art Center for six weeks. At the present moment, she also has art showing at the Blue Ridge Arts Center and Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association in Ellijay, GA, as well as the Center for Spiritual Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
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