Cheri Fitzgerald HammonPPA Certified, M. Artist, Cr., GFD, Ph. Artist
Cheri began her career 26 years ago as a photographic retouch artist at Fitz-Symms Photographers in Augusta Ga. She did negative and print retouching, hand tinting as well as artwork for copy and restoration of old photographs. She’s done retouching and artwork for many of the finest portrait photographers in the country. She currently offers professional art services to professional photographers including commissioned painted portraits and fine art printing.
Cheri is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA) by which she has been certified as an art/tech specialist and been awarded all four degrees, Master Photographer, Master Artist, Craftsman and MEI. She was awarded the Georgia Fellowship Degree from the Georgia Professional Photographers Association (GPPA) and was named Georgia Professional Photographers Association’s “2006 Photographer of the Year”. She is currently a member of the Professional Photographers of Idaho. Cheri’s fine art paintings only begin as a digital photograph, then they are painted by hand, stroke by stroked using painting software, tablet and stylus and then printed as pigmented ink on fine art giclee or canvas giclee. Her images have been published and won numerous awards, been published in the PPA Showcase and Loan Collection books. Cheri has recently moved to Idaho Falls, ID and is looking forward to a new adventure.
Cheri says, “I feel the need to help the viewer to see with their hearts as well as with their eyes.”