Artist: Cheryl Baxter

Location: Pakenham
Disciplines: Photography

Artist’s Statement

I believe that if you want to see beauty in something, you will see it. God created this earth and everything in it. He gave us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning…the garments of Praise for the spirit of heaviness.
When I take a photo, no matter what it is of, I anticipate capturing that Beauty., that Joy, that Praise!

About the Artist

Cheryl Baxter is a mother of 5, wife to a wonderful man of God for over 20 years, currently living in an old farm house nestled into the corner of the Ottawa Valley.
She has come to understand that God, the ORIGINAL CREATOR, has made us in HIS IMAGE. So then, we have all been made to be Creative!
Since she received her first camera as a gift over 20 years ago, she seemed to have a passion to snap photos. It has progressed to way more than that now as she sees photography in a whole new light. It’s also wonderful that she operates in faith that she will ‘see’ something new when she goes on hikes with her camera.
She simply wants to share the beauty that she sees, and hopes that the photos convey that, and more for the viewer. She also wants to convey the Goodness of God…and His Love for all mankind.


Winter Sunrise

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One late November morning, 2012, I noticed the sky was turning quite red so I ran out and snapped a photo. This is my barn and I am so blessed to see sights like this on a pretty regular basis. I just know that it’s God’s way of reminding me that He is always Present and I get to see another wonderful display of His Glory.







Pretty In The Snow

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I am an avid bird watcher and am continuously amazed at the beautiful birds that show up on my deck to visit my feeders.

This was taken in late November 2012 and the bird is a Common Redpoll-male.









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This photo was taken on my property, right across from my house!

God is so good. I have been praying for opportunities to get some better Owl photographs and this guy showed up. It was almost unusual as they are mostly nocturnal and this beautiful Barred Owl was perched in my Willow tree at around 3:30 in the afternoon! :)