Cheryl Kaplan spent the first portion of her career as an art director in advertising, developing award-winning, internationally acclaimed campaigns for just about everything from cars to beer, and from financial institutions to charitable organizations and everything in between. Her professional focus is now exclusively on her art, as she divides her time between her studio at home and at Open Studio.
By means of a narrative drawing style, she aims to entertain and provoke, often leaving it open to the viewer to interpret the ultimate direction of the plot. She is highly influenced by the classic decorative styles of Mucha and Klimt, but she has fashioned her own unique style by blending it with her deep-seeded attraction to the art of graphic novels.
"Kapgun" was just a fitting badass nickname from a co-worker that stuck.
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