Our Story

Painting for Life is dedicated to illuminating the richest joys and truths about living. We value life and strive to showcase this through our art.

The Artists

Cherish Flieder is a licensed illustrator and designer whose work explores a variety of visual themes with a touch of optimistic realism and playful whimsy. She licenses her art brand Something to Cherish® to a variety of manufacturers and her creative patterns and designs have been seen on ribbons, handbags, greeting cards and washi tape. Her work has been featured in international art licensing magazines Total Art Licensing and Art Buyer. She also is an adjunct teacher at art and illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the founder of the new ArtLicensingShow.com community. Check out her work and follow her design blog at SomethingToCherish.com.

 

Benjamin Hummel is an accomplished artist who depicts the charms and nostalgia of life in his detailed paintings. Being a storyteller at heart, his many creations are have their own unique narratives hidden within the paintings. Over the years, Benjamin has participated in several galleries, shows, and events around the Rocky Mountain region, from Arizona to New Mexico. He also works as an illustrator, creating illustrations for children’s books, magazines, textbooks, and interactive animations for presentations and websites. And in his free time, he loves to paint landscapes of the wonderful places his travels have taken him. He currently teaches art and illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. You can see his robust illustration portfolio at HummelIllustrations.com.

 

Mission Statement

Painting for Life is dedicated to illuminating the richest joys and truths about living. We value life and strive to showcase this through our art. We also paint for life, as we will be artists until the day that we die. Finally, we paint for The Way, The Truth, and The Life, as we dedicate all of our work to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gives us Life, as well as the gifts of which we share with you.

History

Painting for Life was founded on July 16, 2004 by Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder, both artists, whose work can be enjoyed on this site. Benjamin Hummel, suffers from chronic and debilitating illness, frequently resulting in pain. Painting allows him to deal with his illness and to focus on the blessings of life. Cherish Flieder grew up helping her mother raise special needs foster children, and the tender innocence of childhood can be observed through her work.

Watch Benjamin’s animated video below to learn more about his liver transplants.

See more videos from the artists of Painting for Life.