Cherish Flieder

The Future of Children's Literature: The Story Behind the Art

This new piece, co-illustrated by both Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder, tackles the question, what role does children’s literature have as we move full steam into the 21st century? We certainly live in a changing world. Book sales nationwide continue to drop–magazine and newspapers are going out of business left and right. We are in…

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A Dragon Named Trouble

This piece was co-illustrated by Cherish Flieder and Benjamin Hummel according to their acclaimed Been Cherished style. The story is simple. There is a dragon named Trouble who would love to come inside the kingdom. So he makes his appeal to the children guarding the gate. The boy thinks he remembers this dragon being here…

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20 Year Liver Transplant Anniversary!

This Thursday! Come and help us celebrate God’s gift of Life! Find our booth at the Denver Liver Life Walk event! Painting for Life was partially named as a dedication to Benjamin’s renewed life due to his liver transplant, twenty years ago this year. In order to celebrate this event, we will be participating in…

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Steele Deal!

Way cool blank Rocky Mountain Landscape notecards Nine cards per box (3 each of three designs) Special, limited time, exclusive discount of $10 per box! Portion of the proceeds go to the Steele Foundation Enter Steele-deal at check out. .  

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Join Us, This Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday, This Sunday! Come and join us this Sunday at Faith Bible Chapel Carr Street. Benjamin and Cherish will visually participate in a live painting demonstration as part of the worship and sermon. When: Sunday, April 1, 9am and 10:45am. Where: Faith Bible Chapel, Carr Street, 4890 Carr Street, Arvada, Colorado 80002

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New Mug Designs

Utilizing some of our more popular images, we created several way cool new mug designs available now through zazzle and can be previewed from our store by clicking here!

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November 25 is Small Business Saturday

The Friday after Thanksgiving is well known as Black Friday, the time for getting a head start on your holiday shopping. But did you know that the following day, Saturday, November 26, has been dedicated to supporting small and local businesses? We support the movement now known as “Small Business Saturday” as we work to…

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Color comps: The key to good art

Below are five good reasons why one should create color comps in the same media as their final illustration or painting. One mistake I used to make was doing my color comp in a medium other than the one I was going to use for the final illustration. But after looking at Rockwell’s color comps,…

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Century Celebration "Passion" Flower Festival

The Church of Our Lady in Fleet, Hampshire, England just reached its centenary in June of 2008. To commemorate this grand occasion they held a Flower Festival that uniquely depicts the life of Christ. I was greatly honored to have my painting, “The Passion Flower” selected to mark such a special occasion, half a world…

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Illustrated Books: Madison and Main Gallery

Greeley, CO (March 3 – April 25, 2008) Cherish Flieder and Benjamin Hummel, Colorado native artists & children’s book illustrators, in conjunction with the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, bring to Colorado art lovers a show entitled “Illustrated Books.” Through April 25th, the Madison and Main Gallery in Greeley, CO will display original…

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