Local Business Spotlight: Tropical Impressions

Looking for the perfect gift for anyone on your shopping list? Whether you are Holiday shopping or treating yourself to something magnificent, you have to check out Cherie Blickenstaff’s Tropical Impressions. Her illustrations can be reproduced on posters, clothing, greeting cards and other printings. She offers custom pieces, personal service, in-home and business consultations, and local delivery.

Name of Business:
Tropical Impressions

Name of Owner:
Cherie Blickenstaff, Artist and Sole Proprietor

Business Service Area:
Jupiter, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties and beyond, Shipping is available to anywhere in the US.

What the Business Does:
Cherie is an award winning Fine Artist (BFA) serving the Jupiter area and local coastal communities. Working from her home based studio in Jupiter, she creates one of a kind original artworks in Acrylics on Canvas featuring local and tropical scenery. She also offers limited edition reproductions on stretched canvas of her original pieces.

How the Business Got Started:
Thirty years ago, Cherie created her artwork and sold it at local outdoor art festivals. She developed quite a following and was commissioned by many businesses to do illustrations for reproduction in the form of posters, clothing, greeting cards and other printings. But life happened, marriage, mortgages, moving out of the area, Cherie found herself in a “real job” and Tropical Impressions dwindled away.  After returning to the area and working many years in the corporate world, she has recently taken an early retirement and is now back to doing what she loves, the painting and creative process that she has missed so dearly.

Business Niche or Specialty:
Commissioned Artwork, Original Paintings as well as limited edition fine art Giclee’s (high end prints) on stretched canvas. Much of her artwork features Jupiter scenery such as the Jupiter Lighthouse, local Beach accesses, and other recognizable areas of interest.

What Sets the Business Apart:
What sets Cherie apart is that she is local and can provide clients with personal service, in-home and  business consultations and local delivery.  You can “try before you buy”.  Cherie will bring artwork to your home or office to view in your personal space before making a decision to purchase. In collaboration with local business connections, she will also work with framers to have your artwork framed to your liking. She utilizes local printers and framers M&M Studios as well as local craftsmen who make authentic driftwood frames with driftwood collected from our local beaches.

Previous Commissions:
Xcaret, on the Mayan Riviera, Folke Peterson Wildlife Rehabilitation, Humane Society of America, Marcel Shurman Greeting Cards, Los Olas Clothing Company.

Previous Publications:
Book Cover  for Turtle Key, author Birgitt Van Wormer, Best of Flower Painting Northlight Books, Sunshine Artist Magazine.

Ideal Clients:
Home and Business owners in our local Coastal communities, who love the tropical feel our area offers.

Contact Information:
Email: cherieblick@bellsouth.net, Cell Phone 561-512-9274, Facebook: Tropical Impressions

Website:
www.tropical-impressions.com

Business Address:
Jupiter, FL home based business, various outdoor Art Shows and other local venues. Private consultations available.

Upcoming Events:
Jupiter Art & Craft Expo, Dec. 4-5 @Carlin Park, Art Show in the Gardens, Jan. 8-9 @Pt. St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts, Feb. 5-6, Dixie Highway in Hobe SoundJupiter Artfest by the Sea, March 12-13, A1A along the Ocean in Juno Beach.


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