A simple figural folk art sculpture on stand by North Carolina Artist Cher Shaffer.
Cher Shaffer has been a self-taught artist for the past 45 years. She was born and raised in Georgia, on a small farm. Her early rural upbringing, and her heritage have shaped and informed her work from the beginning. Cher's mother was mixed blood, Cherokee, and Mulengeon, from the Delta of Mississippi. Her father was German and Cherokee, from north Georgia. Both families had strong agricultural roots. Cher's work is colorful, and has been classified as folk or outsider art. She is a born story teller, and sometimes paints events, and lifestyles of the mountains. Her visionary works, are bold and fluid and have been compared to Chagall, Picasso and Modigliani. Her masterful use of image and color have made her work very collectible. The art work of Cher Shaffer, is in numerous museum, public and private collections, such as the Kentucky Folk Art Center and the Cincinnati Museum of Art. She has work in the collections of Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Henry Winkler, Rob Rheiner, Danny Carey, Lou Diamond Philips and other well-known entertainers and public figures.