Cheri Saffro's dynamic paintings tell her story...a biography in vivid colors.
A Chicago native, the big city on the shore of Lake Michigan was the perfect balance of stimulation and tranquility for this prolific artist. Cheri graduated from the University of Illinois and taught Art in the elementary schools.
 She conducts workshops for adults interested in learning to draw and paint with pastels. Saffro received Master Circle status in the International Association of Pastel Societies in 2018, is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, the Chicago Pastel Painters, and the Arizona Pastel Artists' Association. She has received 12  awards in local, national and international juried shows. Pastel is the ideal medium for this energetic artist who can draw and paint with fluidity and confidence, while creating works that connect with her audience.


"It takes a patient artist to produce an accurate painting, but it is the energetic creator who turns a painting into an emotional experience...I paint memories, connections, emotions...classic themes painted with contemporary flair."