'Blowing Bubbles'

1800 x 900mm


'Mama Africa'

1300 x 900mm



1830 x 1220mm


'Love Language'

800 x 900mm

“A powerful and exciting addition to the Australian art world, the work of CHER consistently provokes strong responses. Each impasto acrylic is alive with sound and voice. Deep communication arises from the passionate relationship between artist and viewer.”

Cher Van Schouwen Painter.

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Studio 124 Collective is currently home to Kenya-born photographer Louisa Seton’s moving exhibition, Odyssey, which highlights the captivating Omo tribes at a time when western influences are just now making…

Studio 124 Collective: the power of four

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A home for artists, students, designers, art buyers and lovers of good company, the Studio 124 Collective continues to surprise and impress as it celebrates its first anniversary. It’s the…

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For Cher van Schouwen, her home in an old hotel is a studio, a gallery and a classroom, as well as a place to live life to the full with…

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Mosman Park artist and art teacher Cher van Schouwen is constantly inspired by the vibrancy of life, and of human beings in particular. “My paintings have a sense of fun,”…

“Joy, playfulness, inner-strength… A CHER canvas carries a powerful emotive message. Her instinctual colour usage and honed brushstrokes morph beyond what is purely visual, to create artworks nuanced with life and humanity.”


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In the Heart of it All

December 2018, Grootbos Nature Reserve, South Africa.

Perth to LA

December 2017, Flannel Store, 1223 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice CA.

Printemps – Spring Collection, Gallery 360

September 2014, Subiaco (see attached Printemps 2014 Exhibition).

Midtown Arts District Miami

December 2013, 5 – 8, Spectrum Miami.

Art with Vision, Breathing Colours

September 2012, 11 – 22, 466 Darling Street, Balmain.

Spontaneous by Nature, Clouds Estate

Sunday 13th November.

Our Beautiful Country – Strength. Love. Unity.

Hillarys, Friday 14th October, St Mark’s 26th Annual Art Show.

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After studying art for three years with world-renowned artist Vernon Swart, Cher studied journalism at Rhodes University. Following this she studied and practices Interior Design in Somerset-West. After moving to the country where she was surrounded by beauty and space Cher began on her painting journey with no formal education. She held her first exhibition in Stanford and hasn’t looked back since.


I paint purely for the pleasure, for the love of painting. Life will provide, and with passion, there are endless opportunities.


There is beauty all around us and if you focus on it, you’ll see so much more of it. CHER works from photographs that she loves, hers and those of accredited others.

Current Exhibitions

Gallery 360, Perth CBD
Gallery @ Swings & Roundabouts, Yallingup
Studio 124 Collective, Mosman Park
Kelvin Grove, Cape Town


Artist of the Year, Fairlady Magazine, 2002.

Medium Cher works in

Cher’s work vibrates with a refreshing joie de vivre as she explores self-contours, colours, space and balance in thick busy layers of colours. She works closely from selected photography and is ultimately a representational painter. Cher portrays beauty and magic in her portraits, vibrant textured energy and vitality in her horses and whimsical beauty in her flowers and still life paintings.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso

Painting completes my life.

Frida Kahlo

To be an artist is to believe in life.

Henry Moore

Each child is born an artist, we just need to remember we have it in us as we grow up.

Cher van Schouwen

The "earth" without "art" is just "eh".


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