"To take my inner visions with my hands and create a work of art for you the viewer .... That is the ultimate in self-expression." Cher Pruys

Cher Pruys is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning, self-taught artist.  She is based in Devlin, Ontario, Canada and her realism artistic style has garnered her hundreds of international awards and accolades.

Cher began her art journey by the age of three and has worked in a variety of media over the years, including pencil, charcoal, ink and oil before finding her chosen media of acrylic, watercolor and gouache. Her varied subjects include figurative, portraits, still life, animals, landscapes, botanicals and she has a particular fondness for commercial, general and military aviation.

In addition to her drawings and paintings, Cher is avid fused glass artist and a certified teacher of piano and guitar.

Cher’s work can be found in both private and public collections worldwide. She lives a comfortable and contented life on the banks of the Rainy River with her husband Mark, 4 dogs and 2 cats.

Cher Pruys Artist Biography

Although self-taught, Cher’s dedication and talent has seen her work juried into 268 International exhibits, as well as exhibits in numerous non juried shows. She has won 318 awards for her work in the International Juried Exhibits. 

Her work has graced the covers of 3 books, 32 magazines, including The Best Of Acrylic Fall 2021, cover of May Arabella Magazine with “In Retrospect”, the latest being the cover of #20 Hyperrealism Magazine with “Girls Girls Girls”, and has-been featured in over 190 international publications. Cher's works have found a permanent home in private and public collections worldwide.

Cher Pruys Artist Statement

The need to represent everyday life in a creative way that draws the viewer in is always in the forefront of my paintings. The seemingly mundane is a source of inspiration for me and that along with my passion for detail makes for a winning combination.

I find great satisfaction manipulating reality by creating illusionistic depth, filled with visual, spiritual and cultural flavours as I see fit…all on a flattened surface with a three dimensional look!

Visit Cher at the below links to learn more about her, her art and to buy or commission an artwork from her.


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