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Hello there! 
I'm Cheryl deMesa Diehl, but you can just call me Chey (pronounced Shay). I hail from sunny Northern California, in the Napa Valley.  I'm currently based out of San Diego where my husband is stationed with the US Navy. We have a calico cat named Cleo.
I've been drawing for as long as I can remember. It all started with the anime Sailor Moon in kindergarten.  For over a decade that show, and other mangas and animes heavily influenced my style.  
At Savannah College of Art and Design I was able to explore different techniques and mediums, and graduated from SCAD in June 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, Summa Cumme Laude.
Currently, I am an active member of the San Diego Region of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators.
2020: Books Written by Lotus Kay Published with Eifrig Publishing
-A Thanksgiving for the Turkeys
-Jenny the Chimpanzee
2019: Books Written by Lotus Kay Published with Eifrig Publishing
-More Beautiful Than Heaven
-Billie the Octopus
2018-2020: Art Director at the Monterey Peace and Justice Center
-Gallery Manager

September 2017: Art on Display at Toki, Oxnard CA
Spring 2016- Graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
-Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Illustration (Summa Cum Laude)
-April 2016: SCAD Marksmen Juried Competition, Foot Print Exhibition, 3rd Place, Atlanta, GA
-2015: SCAD on Behance, featured
-2015: 8th Annual Beyond the Dot Juried Exhibition, 2nd place in Representational Category, SCAD, Atlanta, GA
-Feb 7- 28, 2015: Art on Display at Kibbee Gallery, 688 Linwood Ave, Atlanta, GA
-May 2014: Foundations Honor Show, Wallin Hall, SCAD, Savannah, GA
-May 2014: 7th Annual Beyond the Dot Juried Exhibition, SCAD, Atlanta, GA
-2014: Featured on They Draw and Travel Website
2012: “Anime Angels” Book of Artwork, Published by Maron Media, Bay Area, CA
-Artist Contributor
2010: Graduated from Napa Valley College, Napa, CA
-Associate of Arts Degree; Psychology, General Education, and Social & Behavioral Science
-Certificate, Women’s Studies (2010)
-Phi Theta Kappa Member
2010: Art on Display at Napa Valley Pride Week, Art Show and Poetry Reading, Napa, CA
2007: Napa Public Library Intern
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