Raised in rural New England, CHERYL WOOD developed a love of the outdoors from childhood, and has always desired to express her creativity artistically. She has sought out wilderness adventure in places as remote as the Sierra Nevada’s, from high above an alpine lake, and from the island rainforests of Hawaii. She finds treasures of outdoor life in places with stunning scenery that is only accessible by foot or by kayak.
With a camera in hand since age five, Cheryl has been fascinated with exploring nature from behind the lens, and is well travelled on the east and west coasts. She trained at Rhode Island School of Photography, where she excelled in competition, and began her career assisting alongside scores of successful commercial photographers in Boston. She quickly added graphic design to her creative tool box, and with over two decades of experience, she works as a freelance graphic designer in Sacramento, California.
As an award-winning designer and photographer, Cheryl and her talent have been sought after for corporate assignments, with a high concentration in the design of Fine Jewelry catalogs. She was a pioneer on the leading edge of commercial digital photography, embracing the digital work flow for offset printing production. Cheryl continues to evolve her craft in design, while specializing in photo editing and coordination of quality printing for her clients.
Known for stylized depictions of landscapes and people, she is a proven master of capturing unique moments of outdoor enthusiasts in wilderness settings. Many of her adventure photographs are featured at PaddlingCalifornia.com, a premier resource for kayaking and paddle sports in California. Her photos have been showcased on exhibition and published in calendars, brochures, greeting cards, books and in design projects for her clients.
A kayaker, trail runner, and lover of nature, Cheryl takes great pride in the high quality of her design and photography assignments. “Nothing nurtures my spirit so much as capturing the awe of God's creation and sharing it with others”.