The Dreamscapes Series are inspired by my travels to the Mediterranean coastal towns of Spain. Inspired by the play of light and color before me, I began experimenting, using my photography in a new direction. The photorealist painter uses the paintbrush to convey the world as in a photograph and I, as a photographer, use my camera as an instrument to convey the world through painterly eyes. Part color field painter, part impressionist and part abstractionist, I want to convey to the viewer the world we see is part of a larger reality and what appears to be clear and in focus is only our perception.
“Cheryl Maeder is one of those rare talents that seems to effortlessly combine painting and photography into an engaging visual statement. She balances realism with a soft-focused whisper of faded color, creating her works with a sprinkle of magic that leaves the viewer in a dreamy state…Maeder allows us to bring back our own nebulous memories of people and places through her photo postcard-like compositions, which are pushed to the edge of recognizability.” Bruce Helander is an Artist, Editor-in-Chief of the Art Economist, contributor of Art News Magazine and Huffingtonpost.com.