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Winds of Change

paint, acrylic, trees, wind, blue, green, purple, autumn
"Winds of Change" 16in x 20in acrylic on canvas

Suddenly the Path Was Perfectly Clear

painting, owl, trees, acrylic, white, purple, gold
"Suddenly the Path Was Perfectly Clear" 16in x 20in acrylic on canvas

We are Stardust

painting, stars, trees, perspective, celestial
"We are Stardust" 16in x 20in acrylic on canvas

Cattails

"Cattails" 16in x 24in acrylic on canvas

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About Cheryl

Baltimore City

Cheryl Fair's picture
Cheryl Fair is a visual artist/author living in Baltimore City.           Although in 2020 Cheryl began to put more emphasis on painting, writing and filmmaking,  her main body of work has been photography. Beginning in 1978 with 35mm film, she grew as a photographer, developing new techniques to include her digital fantasy photography.  In 2015 Cheryl’s “Magical Realism Tarot” deck, which features her fantasy photography was published. That same year, her... more

Made in Isolation

Work made during 2020 pandemic isolation. 

Magical Realism Tarot

The Magical Realism Tarot deck is a 78 card deck and has similar structure to the Tarot of Marseilles, or the Rider-Waite tarot deck.  

Cheryl Fair is the deck creator. Her photography illustrates each card and she is the author of the instruction booklet. Many creative people were involved with making the Magical Realism Tarot project into a complete deck. Paula Millet designed the borders and backs of the cards and did the graphic layout. Clarke Bedford created the metal sculpture helmets, the pentacle, and the art car that was used as The Chariot.  Rae Beth Designs created the headpieces  for the Wheel of Fortune card and for all of the Queen cards.   Hollie Chantiles painted the face for Death. All of the models are creative people in their own right and include actors, dancers, musicians, tattoo artists, painters, photographers, burlesque performers, comedians and craftspeople.  Although Cheryl Fair made some of the costumes, most of the models provided their own costuming and put a considerable amount of thought and effort into their role.  

  • Justice

    The Justice card from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • Judgement

    Judgement from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • The Hanged Man

    The Hanged Man card from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • Death

    The Death card from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • Wheel of Fortune

    The Wheel of Fortune card from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • The Star

    The Star card from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • The Emperor

    The Emperor from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • Knight of Swords

    Knight of Swords from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • Strength

    Strength from the Magical Realism Tarot deck
  • The World

    The World card from the Magical Realism Tarot deck

Joe Quigley, Alaska Pioneer

A project that began as genealogical research into a family’s history, this biography traces the life of a fascinating character before, during and after the great Klondike gold rush. Deeply researched, including quotes from Quigley and numerous photographs, this book is more than another tale of the Klondike Gold Rush. It is an intimate look at the inspiring life of a pioneer prospector, who witnessed the exploration and development of one of America’s most harsh, beautiful and captivating landscapes. The book was published by McFarland Publishing, January 2020. 

The Crone Project

The Crone Project emerged from the idea that women over the age of fifty should be seen and celebrated. Cheryl  asked each model to arrive for her portrait session as her genuine, inner self . The portraits were done between 2016 and 2018 and the models ranged from age 50 - 78.

Dreamchild

Award winning video, exploring Victorian Gothic literary themes with musicians Cheryl Wanner and Frank Gerace, know together as Dreamchild. 

  • Dreamchild "Alone"

    Alone - Homage to E. A. Poe - Film by Cheryl Fair, with music and performance by Cheryl Wanner and Frank Gerace. Lyrics from Poe's "Alone.". Winner of The Saturday "Visiter" Award 2020, presented by Poe Baltimore.
  • Catherine's Haunts

    Catherine's Haunts - Wuthering Heights theme film by Cheryl Fair, with music and performance by Cheryl Wanner and Frank Gerace, known together as Dreamchild

Delicious Ambiguity

Solo show of photographs from 2013

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