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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.

 

Seaport Village San Diego by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Tall Ship Festival by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Tall Ship Mast by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Red Boat by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Hollywood View from Japanese Gardens by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Hollywood View from Yamashiro's by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Hollywood Pink Hair in Window by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Marilyn by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Hollywood Sunset by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Hollywood Hills After Dark by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Corona del Mar 4 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Corona del Mar 3 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Corona del Mar 2 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Corona del Mar 1 by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golde Gate Rain by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golden Gate Blue Rain by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Walk Through Chinatown by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Bay View by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Victorian San Francisco by Cheryl Del Toro

 

San Francisco Posterized by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Dizzy Chinatown by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Painted Ladies San Francisco by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Painted Ladies from the Side by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Lanterns and Old Building by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Haight Ashbury by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golde Gate by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golden Gate Summer Effect by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golden Gate Old Photo Effect by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golde Gate a Different Perspective by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golden Gate Old Photo Effect by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Golden Gate Vignette by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Chinese Lamp by Cheryl Del Toro

 

California Street by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Play It For Me by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Ship Container Cranes blk wht by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Bridge to San Pedro by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Ship Container Cranes color by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Cargo Ship by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Old Chciago Street Lamps BW by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Old Chicago Street Lamps by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Willis Tower by Cheryl Del Toro

 

View from the 95th by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Chicago's Watertower by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Chicago Lampost by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Dining at the 95th by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Chicago's L Train by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Chicago Night by Cheryl Del Toro

 

Cloud Gate Chicago color cropped by Cheryl Del Toro