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Meet Cheryl Kline

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 20 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 far away lands.

Kline earned a bachelors degree from Woodbury University and worked as an art director juggling design work and painting. While playing in a band as an amateur musician, she met her mentor, Jan Valentine Saether at his studio, Bruchion School of Realist Art, where she began her studies in historic painting techniques. Kline continued her studies in painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

In 2007 after a stellar year of sales, Kline purchased a building in West Los Angeles, and opened “Kline Academy of Fine Art.” A European style atelier devoted to teaching classical painting and drawing skills to artists of all levels. For more info visit www.klineacademy.com

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 awards from the Portrait Society of America, Salmagundi Club of New York and Fine Arts Club of Pasadena. Her work is in collections around the world. Kline is author of the book  "A Treatise on Portrait Painting" recently sold out on Amazon and now available in digital format.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Chloe Gallery
Collector’s Dinner Party
San Francisco, CA

2017
Fine Arts Club of Pasadena
Archetypes and Narratives
South Pasadena, CA

California Institute of Technology

2015
Hennessey & Ingalls
A Treatise on Portrait Painting
Santa Monica, CA

Book signing event and portrait exhibition

2014
Lahaina Galleries
Clouds got in my way
Newport Beach, CA

2012
Georgia Museum
Kress Project
Online exhibition

2012
ABRA Gallery
Westlake Village, CA

2010
Beverly Hills Country Club
It’s a Beautiful Day
Beverly Hills, CA

2008
Karen Lynn Gallery
Beverly Hills, CA

2007
La Contemporary
Oracles
Culver City, CA

2007
Cohen Rese Gallery
San Francisco, CA

2006
McLean Gallery
The Sky...A Constant Canvas
Malibu, CA

2006
Landmark Gallery
Beyond
Terrytown, NY

2006
Gallery C
Dancing Oracles
Hermosa Beach, CA

2006
Discovery Museum
Beyond
Bridgeport, CT

2005
McLean Gallery
Above and Beyond
Malibu, CA

2005
Gallery at Merritt Crossing
New Paintings
Malibu, CA

2004
McLean Gallery
Atmospheres
Malibu, CA

2003
McLean Gallery
A Walk in the Clouds
Malibu, CA

2002
McLean Gallery
Elements of Hope
Malibu, CA

2000
Stark Kukuchi Gallery
50 Paintings
Venice, CA

SELECTED Group EXHIBITIONS

2020
Chloe Gallery
Women in Art
San Francisco, CA
2020
Lahaina Gallery
Best of the West
Newport Beach, CA
2019
Chloe Gallery
Women in Art
San Francisco, CA
2018
Chloe Gallery
Chloe Gallery
San Francisco, CA
2018
Lahaina Gallery
Newport Beach, CA
2017
Chloe Gallery
San Francisco, CA
2017
Lahaina Gallery
Newport Beach, CA
2016
Chloe Gallery
San Francisco, CA
2016
Lahaina Gallery
Newport Beach, CA
2016
Lahaina Gallery
Maui, HI
2015
Lahaina Gallery
Maui, HI
2015
Lahaina Gallery
Newport Beach, CA
2014
Lahaina Gallery
Maui, HI
2014
Lahaina Gallery
Newport Beach, CA
2013
Lahaina Gallery
Maui, HI
2013
Night of 1,000 Angels
Laguna Beach, CA
2012
James Gray Gallery / Art LA
Bergamot Station
Santa Monica, CA
2012
ABRA Gallery
Westlake Village, CA
2011
Art In Embassies
Republic of Guinea, West Africa
2010
Joanne Artmann Gallery
Laguna Beach, CA
2010
Venice Art Walk
Venice, CA
2010
Beverly Hills Country Club
It's a Beautify Day
Beverly Hills, CA
2009
Karen Lynn Gallery
Raw
Beverly Hills, CA
2009
Venice Art Walk
Venice, CA
2008
Art In Embassies
Republic of Guinea, West Africa
2008
Karen Lynn Gallery
Beverly Hills, CA
2008
Karen Lynn Gallery
Elements
Beverly Hills, CA
2007
Royal Academy of Art
Summer Exhibition
London, England
2007
Venice Art Walk
Venice, CA
2007
La Contemporary
Oracles
Culver City, CA
2007
Cohen Rese Gallery
San Francisco, CA
2006
Art For Justice
Beverly Hills, CA
2006
McLean Gallery
The Sky...A Constant Canvas
Malibu, CA
2005
Venice Art Walk
Venice, CA
2005
Julie Nester Gallery
Park City, UT
2005
Cohen Rese Gallery
San Francisco, CA
2004
Gallery Saccade
Icon-o-plastic
San Diego, CA
2004
LACMA Art Rental & Sales Gallery
2003
Scala Galleria
New World Artists
Santa Monica, CA
2003
Don O'Melveny
West Hollywood, CA
2002
Parkhurst Gallery
San Pedro, CA
2002
Ninth Life Gallery
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
2001
Artists For Hope
Group Show for City of Hope
Los Angeles, CA
2001
Affaire In The Gardens
Beverly Hills, CA
2001
Don O'Melveny
West Hollywood, CA

Selected Public & Private Collectors

Ms.
Oprah Whinfrey
Maui, HI
Halle Berry
Malibu, CA
Ms.
Jessica Biel
Santa Monica, CA
Saint Johns Hospital
Santa Monica, CA
Mr.
Patrick Bruneau
Paris, France
Ms.
Suan Chew (Peoplesoft)
Malibu, CA
Hotjobs.com co-founder, Mr.
Thomas Chin
New York
Stephen Pyles Restaurant
Dallas, TX
Ms.
Sanela Jenkins
London, England
Michael and Renee Hertzberg
CA
Mr.
William Jones (William Jones Assoc.)
New York, NY
Ms.
Aurdey Schlapher
New York, NY
Mr.
William Pfeifer Jr
Kansas City, MO
Nov. 27, 2017 "Meet Cheryl Kline" VoyageLA LA's Most Inspiring Stories  June, 2018 "The Nude" Poets and Artists, on line pub
July, 2007 Magdevski, Sonja “Portrait of an Artist, Space Magazine, (5 page review) pp.34-39, illus
July, 2007 Calabasas Magazine, pp.26, illus
May 24, 2007 “Artist Cheryl Kline Hangs..in Royal Academy, Palisades Post, pp.18 , illus
Mar. 2006 "Calendar Top 10" Angelino Magazine, pp 58
Feb. 2006, "Anatomy of Art" Daily Breeze, Cover, + pp. illus
Feb., 2006 "Cheryl Kline Uses Her Body As Brush in New Paintings" Palisades Post, pp.12, illus
Dec. 2005, “Front & Center” Calabasas Magazine, issue 6, pp. 74
Feb 23-25, 2005 James, Matt “Modern Landscapes at Nester Gallery ppC-3, illus
Oct, 2004 Mahler, Richard, “Stormy Weather,” Southwest Art Magazine, pp. 157, illus
Nov. 2003 Dinelly, Mia “Cheryl Kline’s A Walk in the Clouds,” Malibu Magazine, Vol. 2, pp. 60, illus
Oct. 2, 2003 Devore, Kim “On Cloud Nine” Malibu Times, No. 40, pp. B2, illus Sept. 11, 2003 Motika, Libby “A Cloudburst of Creativity” Palisades Post, pp. 13, illus
Sept 6, 2002 Motika, Libby “Cheryl Kline’s Landscapes on View...” Palisades Post, pp.12 , illus
Dec 2, 2001 Motika, Libby “Kline’s Copper Transitions in Santa Monica Palisades Post, pp. 10 , illus
Dec 8, 2000 “Classic images with a twist,”Los Angeles Times, 72 Hours, Westside Weekly, pp.1, illus
Nov 30, 2000 Motika, Libby “Cheryl Kline’s Exhibit Explores Moods,” Palisades Post, pp. 20, illus
Sept 22, 2000 Woodard, Josef “Group Dynamics, Pearls dot...” Los Angeles Times, Metro, Part B, pp. 9
Sept 23, 1999 Motika, Libby “Kline Uses Photos, Computers and Paint,” Palisades Post, pp. 17, illus
June 1998 Santiago, Chiori, “House Trails Have come a Long Way” Smithsonian Mag., pp. 80, illus
Oct 1, 1996 Motika, Libby, “Renaissance Art at Art Center Palisades” Palisades Post, pp. 8, illus
14th ARC Salon Catalogue 2020
2015 "A Treatise on Portrait Painting" Published book by author Cheryl Kline featuring over 50 original portraits
2019 "THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL ARC SALON COMPETITION CATALOG
2020 "A Treatise on Portrait Painting" Digital Edition published by author Cheryl Kline featuring over 50 original portraits
Kline at Florence Academy of Art
1998-2003
Florence Aacademy of Art, Florence, Italy Advanced Figure Painting, Portraiture, Advanced Narrative Figure, Plein Air
1991-1994
Bruchion School of Realist Art, Culver City, CA
1977
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, Bachelors Degree in Commercial Art
Studied with Master Artists: Jan Valentine Saether, Helen Winslow, Simona Dolce
2019
Finalist in the 14th Art Renewal Center Salon Competition
2017
The Fine Arts Club of Pasadena "Certificate of Aprpreciation" Classical Renaissance Portraits
2012
Portrait Society of America "Honorable Mention" Members only Exhibit ​
2011
The Salmagundi Club of New York "John N. Lewis Memorial Award" Certificate of Merit ​
2008
The Portrait Society of America "Award of Excellence" ​