Cherie Grist is a contemporary Abstract Expressionist Artist creating dream utopias in a range of mediums. She combines everything that inspires her – feelings and memories – all into one place with the aim of creating a perfect visual world. Her work records the joys and complexities of our existence in society today and explores themes of identity, purpose, and escapism. She documents her thoughts automatically, by instinct, in a range of scales and techniques. Cherie was longlisted for the John Moore’s Contemporary Painting Prize and shortlisted for The Bridgemen Studio Awards- Gavin Turks Choice, The Cass Art Prize and The National Open Art prize. She studied Fashion Styling and photography at the University of Arts London before returning home to start her own Art studio space. Cherie has been a director of Artist studios for the past 13 years and in in 2020 co-founded Bold Place ltd a centre for female creative businesses, and of Bold Vision CIC a community-based initiative for women’s creative guidance and workshops. Her work is in public and private collections worldwide.