Details and Process

How Cheryl creates your painting

How the process works

Cheryl asks that the person wanting to have their guide contacted and painted send her a recent photograph or short video clip of themselves.  She prefers video as hearing your voice seems to make the connection clearer and the image of your guide easier to capture. Through meditation and direct communication with her own guides while focusing on the photograph or video, she receives a vivid snapshot of the image that is to be painted, complete with the colors, pose, lighting, and surroundings meant to be portayed. All of these elements are important parts of the painting and add to the energy and the message that your guide wishes to transmit to you.

On most occasions, she sees the image of the animal helper clearly, and in its painted composition, Sometimes she will even get the image before connecting with the client, and then find its owner when she sees or hears the person. The image is usually immediate, very clear, and stays long enough for her to have a good impression of it in her memory to complete the painting. She has the ability to hold that snapshot in memory and use her years of training in the fine arts to translate what she’s received into a physical representation of your spirit animal in the form of wood and paint.

She will occasionally see words or sense reasons for their involvement in your life at that time as well, but not as a constant. She works very much in the clairvoyant and clairsentient field, rather than the clairaudient. If words or messages are received, she will pass them along to you.

After receiving the image of the animal, she will often investigate the spiritual meaning of this animal to gain further clarity of the message she’s been given. Should you wish to connect more profoundly with the specific message that it is trying to bring into your life, you can have Gaby and Koru do a Spirit Animal Discovery session here.

Original works in Oil

Cheryl works on wooden MDF (medium-density fiberboard) panels for it’s stable surface and durability. She paints in glazes of whatever medium she feels most reflects the image she has been given by spirit. This is usually an acrylic undercoat base (for it’s dramatically reduced drying time) with over glazes of high-quality oil paint to increase the painting’s luminosity and character. Some paintings may incorporate various elements of collage, gold leaf, pastels, or charcoal if the effect she’s seen from spirit calls for it.


Cheryl works on wooden panels that measure 16 x 20 inches. She is open to commission requests of larger sizes, but cannot recreate an image she’s painted while channeling from spirit on a different scale at a later time. However, a good quality reproduction could be available if a larger or smaller scale was needed. Please contact Cheryl directly here for prices and possibilities of larger sized works.