Cheryl Hastings is a British artist and educator based in Bermuda. A member of the Bermuda Plein Air group, she won first prize for acrylics at the Bermuda Plein Air Festival 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include Cherylscapes at the Bermuda Arts Centre, Dockyard (2021) and Hue and Views at the Bermuda Society of Arts (2020).
Hastings has been teaching art for over 20 years and working therapeutically with the creative arts for over 10 years. She is currently a Play Therapist and Art Enrichment Teacher at Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation, where she provides art, play and sensory classes to children with learning differences and sensory processing needs.
She says: “I created this painting during an extended period in quarantine; it became a connection to the outside world and Bermuda’s incredible nature. I found the details and the rhythms in the plant fascinating. This banana tree reminded me of the iconic symbol of Bermuda’s Gombeys – its shapes, colours and movement.”