WELCOME TO WORLD OF CHERI COTTRELL, ILLUSTRATION AND DESIGN
When my children were still children, we would hunt for sea glass in the winter months. Brown and kelly green pieces were common and we rarely returned home empty handed. On a really good day we’d go home with a little cobalt blue in our pocket.
Originally from the Jersey Shore, I relocated to Cape Elizabeth in 2008 after falling in love with Maine’s coastline. I got my first taste of the Pine Tree State in 2004 when I spent a week acquainting myself with its treasured past. Each day I traveled somewhere different. From Bar Harbor to Wiscasset, Freeport and Booth Bay; I felt like I had finally come home.
I spent the better part of 30 years raising a family and taking care of my aging parents. After my mother passed, I decided to do what I always wanted to do; I wanted to create something. I wanted to develop a world in which I had always wanted to live in.