Cheryl Kline



(b. 1956, American)



California born Cheryl Kline has made an impact on the art world with her large abstracted landscapes of the sky. Influenced by Turner, and Hudson River School artists, Kline found her own way of describing what she calls “Operas in the Sky.” The series began in the year 2000 as a way to celebrate the millennium and has continued for the past 14 years developing into a dramatic collection of almost spiritual and vibrant impressions of what takes place above our heads every day. This new collection of paintings, “Clouds Got in My Way” offer a unique perspective of the artist's celebration of the grand and awesome skies off the pacific coast and her travels to faraway lands.



Kline earned a bachelor's degree from Woodbury University and finished her studies in painting at the Florence Academy of Art. In 2007 after a stellar year of sales, Kline bought a building in West Los Angeles, and opened “Kline Academy of Fine Art.” An Italian style atelier devoted to teaching classical painting and drawing skills to artists of all levels. It includes 2 painting studios and above the academy is Kline's own studio.



Highlights of Kline's career to date have been; a solo show at the Discovery Museum in Connecticut, acceptance into the Royal Academy of Art's summer Exhibition in London, and in 2008 she won an Award of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America. Her work is in collections around the world. She currently has just authored a book on portrait painting techniques "A Treatise on Portrait Painting."



Education




1998-03

Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

Advanced Figure Painting, Portraiture, Advanced Narrative Figure, Plein Air

1991-94

Bruchion School of Realist Art, Culver City, CA

Atelier of Jan Saether, intensive, classical study, old masters reproduction

1977

Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Art



Selected Exhibitions




2016

Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers' Dinner Summer, San Francisco, CA

2014

Chloe Gallery, Art and Winemakers' Dinner Winter, San Francisco, CA

Lahaina Galleries, Newport Beach, CA “Clouds got in my way”

2012

Abra Gallery. Westlake Village, CA

2010

Beverly Hills Country Club, CA “It's a Beautiful Day”

2008

Karen Lynn Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

2007

La Contemporary, “Oracles,” Culver City. CA

Cohen Rese Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006

McLean Gallery, “The Sky...A Constant Canvas” Malibu, CA

Landmark Gallery, "Beyond" Terrytown, NY

Gallery c, "Dancing Oracles," Hermosa Beach, CA

Discovery Museum, "Beyond," Bridgeport, CT

2005

McLean Gallery, “Above and Beyond,” Malibu, CA

Gallery At Merritt Crossing, "New Paintings" Milford, CT

2002-04

McLean Gallery, Malibu, CA

2000

Stark Kukuchi Gallery, “50 Paintings,” Venice, CA



Selected Private and Public Collections



Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Maui, HI

Halle Berry, Malibu, CA

Mr. & Mrs. Ken Starr, Malibu, CA

Ms. Jessica Biel, Santa Monica, CA

Saint Johns Hospital, Santa Monica, CA

Peoplesoft, Ms. Suan Chew, Malibu, CA

Hotjobs.com co-founder - Mr. Thomas Chin,NY

Stephan Pyles Restaurant, Dallas, TX

Ms. Sanela Jenkins, London, England

Mr. William Jones, William Jones Assoc., NY, NY

Ms. Audrey Schlaepfer, New York, NY