Cheryl Alterman hails from Los Angeles. She studied oil painting under artist William Martin in the style of the old masters. In her early twenties she left LA bound for England where she married and raised a family. Cheryl attended West Herts College and graduated with a degree in Typographic Design and Photography.
The early 2000s found Cheryl working with Roger Dean, renowned album cover artist, collaborating on posters and a variety of printed pieces. Cheryl’s accolades include a Billboard Design Award for Maiden Outdoor (UK), published in The Designers and Art Directors-UK, (D & AD). Several of Cheryl’s paintings were selected to hang at the Royal Academy in London.
Upon moving back to the USA in 2005, Cheryl planted her roots in the beautiful Northern California Wine Country. This location has inspired and enhanced her art. She continues to paint and create graphic design and has developed her talents as a music photographer. She currently shoots for BAM magazine, notable Bay Area venues and top-level musicians as well as local up-and-coming bands.
These days her mantra is, ‘Do what you love’.