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Daily Inspiration: Meet Cheryl Ann Lipstreu

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cheryl Ann Lipstreu.

Hi Cheryl Ann, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Hello. I am Cheryl Ann Lipstreu and I am an Artist. I was raised amongst the rolling hills of the piedmont plains with a large family of five brothers on an Arabian horse farm in Belews Creek, NC; I fell in love with art and nature at an early age. This love gave way to years of dedicated classical study and a resolute commitment to make art for a living. Now my career has spanned over fifteen years of experience working as a freelance creative entrepreneur, a classical painter, a muralist, a celebrity champion bodypainting artist, a television starring artist, mentor, and judge, and now as a sculptor, all while beginning to dabble into the fields of architecture and engineering.

To see the lights of inspiration in people’s eyes as they experience my work is what moves me to constantly create my art. To push myself in different mediums challenges me to continuously be learning and evolving as an artist. The result of this dedication is always aspiring to empower each recipient to have an uplifting, positive interactive experience. Forever I am humbly grateful to embolden this opportunity through my talents.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Nothing worthwhile is ever rarely smooth and easy. To be an artist takes hard work, commitment, persistence, patience and perseverance. To be a fully confident woman who embraces her talents is to be continuously scrutinized, labeled and judged. All of this has a price but the payoff and rewards of the art are well worth it in the end results. If I had to choose the largest obstacles, it would be more financial capital to really see my dreams pushed to the next level. Growing up with a big family on a farm taught me many things and my gratitude has been to focus on what I have versus what I didn’t have. That mentality has brought a positive outcome every time I face any new or wayward obstacles, The ability to overcome other’s unfair judgements has brought me inner peace as I realized the misogamy of society really has no place in my world. I just make art anyways.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Fine Art Painter, Creative Entrepreneur, Muralist, Illustrator, Award-Winning International Bodypainting Champion, Sculptor, and Starring Artist of GSN’s Skin Wars Season 2 and Skin Wars Fresh Paint (Game Show Network) National Television / Netflix / Hulu / IMDb.

I am a creative soul and the ultimate pursuit of happiness is my goal. Happiness for my clients, customers, and patrons wishes to see their dreams visualized in the art I create. This is the path of me simply following my heart and allowing each and every individual art project to have special meaning and significance for not only myself but the beholder as well.

I specialize in custom commissions but I am most famous for my bodypainting work through the hit television show Skin Wars. I am most proud of my accomplishments and awards and the pursuit of these dreams becoming my reality is what sets me apart from others. I am consistent in that I do something each day to make my dreams come true. One brick at a time is how you build a house and now that I’ve laid the foundation of my career, I really am enjoying its construction. I can’t wait to see what I can create next.

How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
I love collaboration! People can contact me on my website. I am always interested in connections for future projects. I always need support from my community through commissions, fundraising for competitions or fans sharing the love on social media. I’m available on most all SM outlets. Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook. I look forward to connecting with you!


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Image Credits
Artist Cheryl Ann Lipstreu Photographers: Rene Rodriguez Joy Underwood Richard Phillips Frank Chodl Allison Hutchins Ralph Emerson

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