I relish sketching imagery from my adventures in the natural world. I keep a sketchbook handy to record my interactions and observations. All creatures fascinate me and are often featured in my work. Etching and monotype allow my sketches to come to life, enhanced and transformed by the textures so unique to printmaking.
Cherise Thompson creates original etchings and monotypes. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a concentration in painting and printmaking. Ms. Thompson teaches printmaking at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto and at the Menlo Park Boys and Girls Club. She resides in Menlo Park, California with her husband, two dogs and two cats.