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Cheryl Del Toro

Cheryl Del Toro

Fountain Valley, CA

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From an early age I wanted to draw and paint. Born in Los Angeles, I attended Los Angeles and Orange County colleges, taking classes in drawing, painting, design and art history along with private instruction. In recent years I have explored the world of photography and computer enhancements.

After working for over 20 years in aerospace, I started focusing on art. Having a love for travel and history took me to places I thought I would never see. These adventures influenced my painting and later, photography.

Traveling to Europe (1989-2004) I visited France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria. A cruise through the Mediterranean in 2012 included Italy, Greece and Turkey.

I found festivity and charm in Mexico, Hawaii, Jamaica & Puerto Rico. Architecture and points of interest were explored in the large cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, Austin, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, San Diego and Los Angeles. I enjoyed the vast scenery of Colorado and Alaska.

I visited Hollywoods wild and crazy side several times, once on an open air bus tour, which provided unusual perspectives to my photos. Santa Anas historical Wilshire Square had charming little houses with colorful gardens. The Victorian mansions in Williamsport, Pennsylvania took me back in time. Golden hour and sunset on a cruise of the Port of Long Beach had silhouettes of harbor cranes, bridges and cargo ships. I've enjoyed photographing time period studies at Renaissance Faires, Venetian Carnevales and U.S. Civil War reenactments.

From 2004-2013 I was a facilitator in the Memories in the Making art program for Alzheimers patients. Using watercolor, I assisted ladies with this disease to express their feelings and emotions that were trapped inside.

I currently serve as Windows Gallery Chairperson on the Huntington Beach Art League board and am a member of the Photo Society of Orange County.

My past exhibits include: The Showcase Gallery, Costa Mesa; The Huntington Beach Art Center; The Village Edwards Theater, Costa Mesa; Bristol Restaurant, Santa Ana; Peros Restaurant, Huntington Beach; Santa Anas Wilshire Square Neighborhood Secret Gardens Tea and Art Show; Orange County Fair; Borders Bookstore; and The Huntington Beach Central Library Windows Gallery and Corner Gallery; Huntington Beach City Hall; RIBBA Art Exhibits at Coastline Art Gallery, Newport Beach; All Media Exhibits at Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine; Laguna Beach City Hall; Chaos Exhibit OCCCA, Santa Ana; Smile: Expressions of Orange County at Irvines Great Park Gallery; Bowers Museum Aging as Art Council on Aging Exhibit, Santa Ana.

 

Shoreline Village Early Evening by Cheryl Del Toro

 

The Pike at Night by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Tall Aquarium 2 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Tall Aquarium 1 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Silhouette and Jellies by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Shoreline Village Reflections by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Shoreline Village Pink by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Shoreline Village Glowing by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Shoreline Village Pano by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Shoreline Village Lights by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Shoreline Village Blue Light by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Seadragon by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Reflections on Boat Windows by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Queen Mary at Night by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Shoreline Village After Sunset by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Lighthouse and Queen Mary by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellyfish Cluster 2 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellyfish Cluster 1 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellyfish 3 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellyfish 5 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellyfish 4 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jelly Twins by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellies in a Tank by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellies in Blue by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Fish and white coral by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Eye on You by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Jellyfish 2 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Aquarium Tank and Girl by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Aquarium Tank and Boy by Cheryl Del Toro

 

All in a Days Work by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Aquarium Visitor by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Santorini Restaurant Gate by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Santorini Roofs by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Hollywood Bus Tour BW by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Vende by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Store by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Red Building by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Laundry by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Laundry Day by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Gelateria by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Flags 2 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Flags by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Coast by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi City by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Ceramics by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Amalfi Alley by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Snake Eye by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Over the Moon by Cheryl Del Toro