Artist and Author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Artist and Author Cher Threinen-Pendarvis

Cher Threinen-Pendarvis started with a child’s fascination with art, and graduated from college with a BFA with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art, specializing in painting and printmaking. A pioneer of the electronic medium, Cher has worked alongside other notables from the early digital era. Her digital illustrations have been published since 1987.

An award-winning fine artist, designer and author, Cher Threinen-Pendarvis has always worked with traditional art tools.

As a pioneer in digital art, Cher has created illustrations using the Macintosh computer for more than two decades. She has been widely recognized for her mastery of Painter, Photoshop and the Wacom pressure-sensitive tablet, and has used these electronic tools since they were first released.

Exercising her passion for Painter’s artist tools, Cher has worked as a consultant and demo-artist for the developers of Painter.

Her artwork has been exhibited worldwide and her articles and art have been published in many books and periodicals. Cher holds a BFA with Highest Honors and Distinction in Art specializing in painting and printmaking, and she is a member of the San Diego-Museum of Art Artist Guild and the Digital Art Guild.

She has taught Painter and Photoshop workshops around the world, and is the principal of the consulting firm Cher Threinen Design. Cher is the creative mastermind who made most of the brushes shipping with Corel Painter, and is a regular contributor to the Corel Painter newsletter, “The Painter Canvas.”

Cher is the author of The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book, Creative Techniques in Digital Painting and all eight editions of The Painter Wow! Book. The Painter X Wow! Book is the latest edition of this highly-praised volume of techniques and inspiration. To learn more about Cher, please visit her Web site at

Thank-you Cher for sharing your talents in the May issue of Digital Paint Magazine!

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