Cherry Pickles teaches at the Royal Drawing School, London, and has also exhibited extensively, most recently with Coombs Contemporary and Kapil Jariwala.
Her works are mainly self-portraits, views through car windscreens and landscapes, especially of Greece and Wales. Pickles was born in Bridgend, later settling at Trefin, Haverfordwest, Dyfed. She gained a degree in mathematics from the New University of Ulster, 1973; obtained a first-class degree in painting from Chelsea School of Art, 1973–7; with a postgraduate diploma from the Slade School of Fine Art, 1977–9, taught by Lawrence Gowing, Patrick George and Euan Uglow. Won many prizes and scholarships, including Boise Travelling Scholarship, Italy, 1980; WAC Travel Grant, Jordan, 1986; Greek Government Scholarship, 1992–4–5; and WAC Travel Grant to America, 1993.
Cherry Pickles is one of the artists in the current elysium gallery exhibition ‘Household Name’.
Household Name is a dynamic and timely contemporary art exhibition featuring seven Welsh and Wales-based women artists working in paint, sculpture, film, photography, text and performance. Ranging from internationally renowned practitioners to emerging artists, and all producing bold, innovative, exciting and engaging works, Household Name features direct responses to the title from questioning the political and the scientific, through to investigations of the domestic setting via witchcraft, gender identity and climate change.