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March 4, 2019 9:43AM
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March 1, 2019 6:03PM
Crystal Lane: I am very delighted to have happened upon your art.
Your work has moved heart.
Thank you for sharing your gift!
January 15, 2016 4:57PM
Wayne Croning: Great talent here. Wonderful paintings. Wish you all the best Cheryl.
May 19, 2014 10:54AM
Coleen Chadwick: Hello Cheryl
I was interested to hear about your childhood in Lahore. My parents were born and grew up there. My mother went to St Josephs school as here aunts were nuns there. Do you know if there is an alumni group? I could not find their site online as my mother who is 82 yrs old and living with me in England wanted to meet some of her classmates and she also knew some girls who attended the Sacred Heart school.
My parents left after partition and went to live in Kenya.My mother has family in Montreal and has been there before. My father belonged to the ango Indian community in Lahore (Nicholls) and my mother was a D'Cruze (goan).
Congratulations on your award and accomplishments.
September 5, 2013 5:48PM
Amelita: Hello Cheryl,
I have misplaced your card with your telephone number. Would you please call me again so we can arrange to meet for lunch? It will be my pleasure to hear from you.
May 2, 2013 1:33PM
Ida Nozzi: I spent most of last weekend reading about you and your story and all of your wonderful paintings and accomplishments. I was totally floored! You are an inspiration! Not only to all women but to mankind. I just love your attitude on life. Your strength is admirable! You a remarkable woman, I loved reading your biography, your life story is so interesting. Chloe is so fortunate to have a brilliant grandmother as a role model. Infact, I see alot of your beauty in Chloe already. I love the way you organized your website by year and theme. Brilliant! I looked at all your paintings, and my favorites are the Griffintown collection especially MJ no more, I clearly remember that sad day. I also love all the Nirvana collection. Oh, and so many more that I want to mention, like the Montreal scenes (farine five roses). I, like you, am also a "Montrealaise" they're all extraordinary. Misson accomplished! My spirits are definitely lifted when I view your work.
April 17, 2013 5:27AM
L.R.: Hi Cheryl, i just wanted to touch base and tell you that i have visited your website and i would love to use your artwork for a journal issue and/or a book cover ...we are a very small press with few resources, so all i would be able to offer you is a $250 honorarium for the use of your artwork -- but hopefully it will give your work a lot of exposure in return. Let me know if this would be acceptable for you before i fall madly in love with one of your pieces!
Canadian Woman Studies, York University
March 14, 2013 7:04PM
PV: It was such a pleasure and honor meeting you by chance in Cancun but something that we will always cherish!
I went on your website and looked at some of your paintings and was blown away with your talent. I will be going there quite often as time permits. Congratulations for the awards you received. It is indeed nice to know an unassuming person like you and I would indeed keep in touch with you for sure. Your work is very inspiring and in future when you have your art exhibitions and if I can make it I will be delighted to attend them.
March 14, 2013 7:00PM
Margo Pineau: Hello Cheryl,
I just saw one of your paintings attached to a message I received linked to another website. It took my breath away. Congratulations! I then went to your website and was fascinated by your work and your story. I would be most interested to see an exhibition of your work or found out how one can buy one of your paintings. Please get back to me and let me know.
February 11, 2013 8:55AM
Jamie and Ruby: Cheryl - Ruby and I have spent the last 1/2 hour perusing your colorful and inspirational paintings! She is fascinated that I have a friend from India and can't wait to meet you.
She is also very impressed that you are FAMOUS!
December 16, 2012 3:30PM
Aneenha Orkey, Australia: Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece about Malala. Truly heartfelt and heartbreaking. I still have a postcard of one of your paintings on my wall, and the three little painted jugs sitting in my mom's kitchen - love, hope and peace. I'll always feel blessed to have met you, even if it was only for a short while. I've grown up with strong female role models from a very young age, and I am glad to include you as one of them. Thank you always for your inspiration.
October 19, 2012 6:33AM
Mary Kenny: Though our paths never cross, God often brings you to mind and every thought is a little prayer. God has certainly endowed you with many gifts. You have generously responded, helping to make the world a better place for everyone. What greater mission in life ? I love and treasure this card of Stella Viae.
July 19, 2012 11:05AM
Karine Boucher: It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday. I took the time to look at your work thru the website, and I think your work is Beautiful. It is lively, dynamic and colorful. And believe me, I'm not just saying that to be nice. I think you paint from your heart, and it shows.
July 9, 2012 4:00PM
Hector Inness: Hi Cheryl,
just received an email from Keith,and he mentioned that you had hit the fame and probably fortune,after all the HARD WORK.
Well this will come as a bolt out of the blue,last we met was in St: Anthony's-Lahore.More than 50 yrs.
Was really impressed with what you have acheived,and what life has thrown at you.,over the years.
I was going over the Presentation you made at the"WOMAN OF THE YEAR-2008" was really fantastic.
God Bless You, regards from self and family,
love to KEEP IN TOUCH- Your School Mate
June 12, 2012 11:19PM
Judit Kenyeres: Dear Cheryl,
You and I met on the bittersweet visit to Ottawa - I am a friend of Tamara's. I am deeply moved by many of your paintings. I love your titles and the spirit that flows from them all. I especially love Evening raga and would love to know how much you sell it for?(if its for sale)?
I am so excited to hear that you are in San Miguel, my home away from home. I will write you an email.
Please take much care and absorb the healing energy of SMA.
February 6, 2011 11:56AM
Marci Morelli: I recently purchase a Floral Painting at Estate sale.
I not sure if you are the artist of this painting. I was hoping you could identify it for me. Please let me know where I could email the picture of the painting.
January 28, 2011 6:49AM
Rosalind GIll, York University, Toronto: Cheryl, I am overwhelmed by your art. Besides the high technical quallity, there is an openness of expression, a maturity, an honesty and a generosity that really touches me deeply - and not to mention your modesty. What an accomplished woman you are.
December 5, 2010 8:03PM
Jessie Lowenfeld: Looking at your work again and indeed, powerful is a good description. You've got a kind of audacity using those cheerful colours with your bold strokes, which I've usually seen you using to depict peace, beauty and love in a more straightforward way, to show something that might easily not be all about smiles. Maybe it's because, from what I've already seen of your work, I remember doves, the air, and dancing women - these women marching are - for me - a new way of seeing your palette and your hand.
November 29, 2010 3:49AM
Suzanne Caron: I love your painting 'Summer Sizzle'! And a sizzler it is!!!
July 15, 2010 8:09PM
Azra (Zahiruddin) Farrell: Dear Cheryl:
I looked you up on Google after Saman told me that you had been named Montreal Woman of the Year. Your art is beautiful. The biographic material very touching. You look like the same young woman from the early 1960's, but with the lines that come with life's ups and downs. Your three sons are handsome.
I live in Kingston, NY. Am a grandmother of two, and mother of one daughter, who turns 40 this year.
Hope to hear from you.
All the best.
July 8, 2010 12:53PM
Shamani Kugaswaran: Its been a year since I last saw the paintings you did in Goa, and they are still as vivid and beautiful as I remember them.
January 27, 2010 12:06PM
Richard Comeau, Film Editor: Wonderfu videol. Quite a story, and really well shot. I don't know you very much, having spent only a short flight together, but thanks to the video I now feel that I've known you all my life.
January 3, 2010 10:28AM
May Poirier: je t'écrivais ma chère Cheryl, que j'apprécie ton oeuvre LE BONHEUR , elle est tellement vivante, tellement expressive, si riche de ta féminité et de ta culture, de ton métissage et surtout de ton immense sensibilité.
Je regarde tes oeuvres de l'année 2009, je te sens très libre, très vibrante. J'ai aussi écouté la vidéo, tu est belle et si authentique...
Je terminais mon message en souhaitant que l'année nouvelle prenne grand soin de ce qui est à l'oeuvre en toi et je te disais que nos brèves rencontres avaient laissé une belle empreinte en mon coeur et en mon âme...
Je t'embrasse affectueusement.
January 2, 2010 11:27AM
Ashley and Agnes Schunker: Congrats. Cheryl on a wonderful kaleidoscope of fantastic paintings, vivid colours , lively characters and beautiful scenes. Truly fantastic.
It was our pleasure to have caught up with you recently and hope we all meet again, soon. In the meantime keep enriching our world with your wonderful paintings.
Love you lots Agnes & Ash
December 4, 2009 3:06AM
Mina D'Souza: Cheryl, you're quite an exceptional woman. I have just read the bulk of the text on your life accomplishments! Congratulations on your award & keep up the good work.
October 30, 2009 8:20AM
Janet Ankcorn: Cheryl, The Montreal Lakeshore University Women's Club would love to have you as our guest speaker on March 8th, 2009 (International Women's Day), at the Karnak Temple on Sources Blvd., or on May 10th which is our AGM and dinner at the Beaconsfield Golf Club.
We pay a fee of $100. Could you please let me know which of these dates would be convenient for you?
I hope you are enjoying being 'woman of the year'!
Kind regards from Janet Ankcorn 514-426-0729
May 8, 2009 10:32AM
Allan & Lalita Figueredo: Hello Cheryl,
Allan and I send you our congratulations on the prestigious Montreal Woman of the Year award for 2008.
I have been looking at your website and other websites on you and your work after my sister Shanti emailed me to tell us you were the recipient of this award. The vibrant colours of your artwork and touching poems are beautiful, especially your paintings of Afghan and Indian women. It has been heartwarming to read about your life and your trials and tribulations along the way and mostly how you have overcome all and prevailed with all your many talented accomplishments. Bravo to you.
Wishing you good health, happiness and many more creative works.
December 14, 2008 3:28PM
Raymond: Hi Ms. Braganza,
I am Raymond Legaspi from Goa's Herald newspaper (www.oheraldo.in). It's Goa's oldest and most circulated daily. It used to be "O Heraldo," a Portuguese paper but it's now published in English.
I caught your story from the Goan Voice website. Your life story as told in your acceptance speech is so touching and universal, it really speaks of the struggle of women everywhere. Dare I say, your strength and resilience remind me of my own mother.
I want to do a cover story on you as an artist, a mother, living as part of a minority, and most importantly as a human being who's weathered a lot of challenges. All of Goa should know your story.
How may I contact you? My email is in your guest book, if that is fine with you.
Thank you very much.
December 4, 2008 8:44AM
Jerome Fernandes: It is a cold and windy day in Mississauga that required me to cancel my 1.20pm golf appointment today. I am in my HomeOffice reading your email that you have been chosen for the Montreal Woman of the Year Award for 2008�..Wow! Mum & Dad must be celebrating in Heaven. Your CD is in my LapTop and I hear the tinkling piano playing �Someone to watch over me���your introduction on the CD is crystal-clear and I almost felt you were in the room. The familiar music brings nostalgic memories of yesteryear�.soothing, peaceful, relaxing. What a beautiful presentation of the �Person-you-are� ��an �Artiste-Paintre�. I am sure your Boys must be proud and excited to witness their Mother achieve so much despite the setbacks. �Butterfly�.you earned the privilege to fly free�
Congratulations Cheryl �may each day in your Life be a wonderful day.
October 30, 2008 4:53AM
Audrey Saldanha: Dear Cheryl,
Congratulations on your being named Montreal's Woman of the Year. So glad that your friends persuaded you to accept their selection of you as candidate, and your success as the comittee's choice: it is an honour that you most assuredly deserve!
October 23, 2008 10:53AM
Alan V. D'Souza: Cheryl - You make us all very proud!!! Keep up the good work. God Bless.
October 22, 2008 6:39PM
Rosemarie de Souza: Dear Cheryl:
I do not know you but I received the email about your great honour. I want to tell you that this is a great accomplishment. You are indeed an asset to Canada!
God bless and shower you with many more talents.
October 22, 2008 1:06PM
Anita Menon: SOUTH ASIAN CONGRESS - MCGILL: I am so happy to have met you yesterday. I feel that you opened the door for a lot of the delegates to share their personal stories by the model you set in your speech at the opening ceremonies. Your honesty is a breath of fresh air and your artwork is remarkable. I'm not an art expert and so I can't use the words to express why I like your work (I visited your website) but I know that you are able to express a woman's beauty and vibrancy alongside messages of hope and peace. I hope to meet you again very soon.
October 19, 2008 1:19PM
Amina Gauhar: My dear friend: My heart is crying-with deep emotions that I cannot fully express. I would have called you but would not have been able to speak without breaking down. i received your cd today, and the message at the
start brought tears to my eyes. You are a true symbol of survival and hope. I do not like to think of my cancer, and do not speak of it at all, but I too am a survivor, and your words brought it all back. I love your spirit, your talent and the beautifully aesthetic way you express yourself. You are
truly blessed and now you are blessing us with your wonderful music. Such a great selection! You have been in my home, and your music right now is filling my home as if it belongs here. What memories it brings back!
Thanks Cheryl. Live long in hope, beauty and joy.
With much love: Amina
October 18, 2008 4:49PM
Susan Snelgrove: At our September meeting of the Artistes Hudson Artists we had the pleasure of another visit and lecture from Cheryl based on her recent trip to India. It always inspires and amazes me how she captures the emotion and vibrancy of the people and the places she visits and manages to share it so easily with her audience. Her use of colour and brushstrokes convey movement, light and feeling in a spirit that is not only captivating and intense but seemingly effortless. Her paintings are both naive and richly intuitive.....a combination that reaches out to the viewer's senses as well as his/her heart. Cheryl is not only a delightful person to listen to, she is a perfect example of a true artist whose images on canvas reflect her soul and her passion. I can't begin to tell you how rewarding it was to hear her speak and have her share her experiences and inspiration with our group. I'm already looking forward to the next time!
October 1, 2008 8:23PM
Janet Ankcorn: Cheryl, I was listening to Homerun and recognised your voice! It was lovely to hear how well you are doing, enjoying your well-deserved good health and happiness.
Best wishes to you from Janet
September 28, 2008 4:02PM
Sylvie Lochlan: Re. your KEYNOTE SPEECH AT MCGILL Sept. 19, 2008 - What a wonderful and informative, albeit sad, realisation of womens' plight in India. Your presentation touched the hearts of everyone in that hall on Friday... It must have been quite an undertaking to organize such a project but so vital to create awareness of what reality seems to be in some parts of our world. So I wish to congratulate you and all the other beautiful people involved in this endeavour.
It must have been difficult to swallow for the young men of that origin and gender who were there on Friday, and who don't at all share those sentiments or need for power over a gender with inferior physical strength. However, we know that some of these men were even taught by their own mother how to treat their women, and what to expect of them let, alone the example they were exposed to by their fathers. Henceforth, as you so rightly said, it will take a long time before the situation rights itself. Although, I feel that there is a great consciousness happening on this planet at this time of fury of information, and hopefully this will hasten the propagation of awareness.
Men have always been our protectors, but what many have to learn is that the skill ends there and that they cannot own or control what they protect. Incidentally, here in Canada, or the whole of America, to be more specific, the same fatal attraction to power and control exists amongst some men. But because education in this area is more available, and religion does not have the stronghold that it used to have on the behaviour of couples, and in particular, woman of childbearing age , this scenario is not as prevalent as in India. I knew such a family. They had 21 children all from the same woman. In this case the very Christian father committed suicide. He was trying to follow an impossible demand from a religious belief. Another similar story of a woman who being very religious, ignored the advice of a doctor who told her she should no longer have children as she had a very bad heart problem.....she died leaving 5 children plus a newborn motherless.
I just feel that women and men should learn to love themselves enough to have the backbone to refuse what is not acceptable to them as a human being.
To know that love rules and not fear or power or control, nor the wrath of God, is the goal that must be spread around and around and around. Tasks performed for love are so superior to the ones performed from fear.
With Love and Light,
Sylvie Lochlan, Hudson, PQ
September 28, 2008 8:01AM
Davetta Faria: Re. your interview on CBC RADIO yesterday. You were terrific. I loved that in the midst of all the bad news of school gang war, terrible economic fall-out, traffic in the usual chaos, there was your beautiful voice of reason, reminding all of us of the beauty in the world, the arts, the connection of person to person. I am very sure you touched so many lives with the elegant simplicity with which you presented your story, and the music you shared was extremely moving. Thank you! Davetta
September 25, 2008 7:12AM
Joe & Bridget Leo: Thank you for sharing your work. It is truly amazing and inspiring. We are so glad we finally got to meet up. Keep up the good work. All our love
September 21, 2008 6:10PM
davetta faria: The first thing I notice about these unique paintings is the vitality. The exotic colors and shapes draw me in. But this is just the beginning, because it is the stories in these paintings that take hold and don't let go. The longer I ponder them, the more they have to say to me. I am sure that each person viewing the paintings will find their individual stories in them too.
August 9, 2008 5:16PM
Eithne Lawless: Hi Cheryl,
Such an amount of work and it's still only July. And playing the piano as well! Do let me know when your CD comes out. That will be a must. I've just enjoyed an hour or so looking through your pictures and reading both your explanations (along with words of wisdom) as to what and where the pictures are and also all the compliments from others about your work. I think you are very brave with your colours I could never imagine doing anything like that.
I think Paula told you we're on our way to India for a few weeks at the end of October and will include Goa for a week or so. Seeing all the pictures you have of Goa I am looking forward even more to our holiday. It makes me itchy to draw/sketch and hope I will have a little time to do something, however small. I will have to make sure
to have plenty of space on my camera memory discs.
July 28, 2008 4:16AM
Maria Gomez: Maria Gomez:Cheryl I feel so privilege to meet a lovely person and a wonderful diverse artist.I have spent many hours viewing your Albums,full of thought provoking kaleidoscope of emotion.Thank you for giveing me the opportunity to share in your world.
July 26, 2008 11:59AM
Monique Verdier: Re. Salvation Army piano. Briliant ! Thanks for sharing this with me. I've shopped in that store when I lived in Old Montreal. Your generosity has elevated the whole
environment I'm sure. What an innovative gesture of goodwill. Hope to see you -- maybe even hear you. And the painting success - It's got to be karma Cheryl - what goes around comes around. Glad for you. With that much celestial support, I cherish our friendship in the Light. Monique
July 21, 2008 8:29PM
Jayanta Guha: What an impressive work of art and communication Cheryl.
What touched me more is your saga about the piano
at the Salvation Army and the new star about to
take its place in the firmament.
Jayanta Guha, Ph.D.
Earth Sciences -
Universit� du Qu�bec � Chicoutimi
July 21, 2008 8:11PM
Dolly Dastoor: Cheryl, what a wonderful and colorful collection of art you have created over the years and thank you for sharing it with your friends and letting all of us enjoy them. You are one very talented lady and I am glad I am one of your friends.
July 19, 2008 7:50PM
Betty Bergmann: Cheryl, this is truly beautiful and amazing work. You are most certainly a gift God has bestowed on earth - your music and art are surely touching many many people. Keep it up and all my love. Betty.
July 13, 2008 5:16AM
CHALILA GONZALEZ-BERNAL: ��� Hola Cheryl !!! Greetings from Mexico. What a lovely surprise...I was looking for Stella Viae and landed on your website. I also attended Stella Viae (1965-1966) and it was the best year of my life.
Congratulations on your wonderful paintings. How can one purchase them ? Can you give me an idea of your price range ? Un gran abrazo...
July 3, 2008 8:18AM
Julie Schlobohm, IWWG: Your 2008 paintings - I am astounded. I just went to your website. The texture, the brilliant color, and those profound faces. Your work is such a gift to all of us. Why did I wait so long to go back to your website? Apparently your travels offered you a rich collage of images to paint. Amazing. I am looking forward to going back to swim in these paintings.
Amazed. Julie. West Springfield, Mass.
July 2, 2008 7:33PM
Elaine Shelton: I am overwhelmed with the depth of meaning and feeling that comes through in your paintings Cheryl. Thank you for phoning me and bridging the gap of so many years. What a privilege to enjoy your art. Thanks for sharing.
Elaine Shelton (nee Freese), Melbourne
May 30, 2008 7:28AM
Marlene-Luce Tremblay: Dear Cheryl, It was lovely to meet you on the plane to London and please let's connect as soon as you return to Montreal. I love your work and the fact that you are a humanist and an engaged woman artist. Cheers for now and I look forward to meeting you again soon.
May. 26, 2008 Marlene-Luce Tremblay, Founder, Women Artists of the World
May 30, 2008 7:20AM
Suzanne Caron: You seem to have no end of interesting things to paint, being flooded with sights, smells and tastes that are so unlike those found here. And color! Glorious color!! Flowers and colorful fabric, passion fruit and mangoes. Did I already mention how I'd love to be there too? I'm happy to know you're enjoying every moment of your time there and creating so many paintings. I just looked at your website and love the new paintings! Coconut Woman is wonderful, and Macchi Walli - talk about fresh fish! The vendor is literally sitting among a mini ocean teeming with live ones swimming all around her. Maybe she's a fish of another color. Ha! I love it! As for Bathe and Binge, what could be a more appropriate color to go with such a name as that brilliant orangy red ground to entice one to step up and order. I'll have anything made with either mango (my favorite fruit) or chicoo (would really like to taste that) or both! And make it a double while you're at it! The reality of winter in Quebec has once again hit home in a big way. It's March now. We don't want to look through the glass and see snow up to the bottom of the window panes anymore. In the meantime, I'll enjoy reading your journals and looking at your vibrant works on canvas and be satisfied to know that there is indeed color out beyond the grasp of a Canadian winter. ~ thinking of you and glad you're there and not here (for your sake, of course)
Rigaud Mountain, Quebec
March 3, 2008 2:23AM
Angela d'cruze-anderson: Hello Cheryl, not sure if you remember my niece and I joined you and your friend from Cambridge at the breakfast table at the Highland Beach Resort in Candolim last week. You kindly wrote down the address in Panjim to view your exhibition on a napkin. We made it! It was fab. Such vibrant colours, yes it was very inspiring. Now back in the UK and so pleased to be able to view them again on screen. If you make it to the UK please get in touch. It was good to meet you albeit briefly. Best wishes. Angela. P.S. Let me know if you manage to arrange something with a courier company re. transporting fabrics. You know I am keen to sort something out for the orphanage in Old Goa.
Take care and keep in touch - that would be good.
February 26, 2008 1:50AM
Nerissa: Hey Cheryl,
Got a chance to view your very vibrant additions from Goa. Keep the inspiration and fun going ! Congrats on your exhibition and hope that many get a chance to see your work.
Read your masala stories from the beaches on Goa and had good laughs.
Many blessings and more exciting experiences ahead.
February 25, 2008 6:02PM
Gloria Cordeiro Rodrigues: Hi Cheryl I got on your website today and feel so proud that I know you personally. I want to wish you every good luck in your tremendous work of art. I hope we can keep in touch. Gloria, Toronto email@example.com
February 9, 2008 9:15AM
Ann D'Mello: Cheryl, my dear friend. I do so envy and admire your ability to capture the colourful grace of the Indian/Afghan women and to portray the vivid reality of the scene with such feeling, flare and vibrance.So much talent in such "SMALL ABUNDANCE !!" (...YOU!)
Ann D'Mello - Calangute, Goa
February 5, 2008 4:24AM
Charlene Mehta: I love your new paintings of Goa painted in Goa. I can feel the warmth and the red mud in them. What is special about your work is that each one is so personal to you and yet you are able to transfer the emotion to the viewer. I enjoy reading the descriptions. Keep turning them out Cheryl !
January 29, 2008 2:20PM
Audrey Saldanha: I have just had the chance to look at your work through your web-site, and very much appreciated the depth and scope of your collection, particularly the colour, light and movement. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother, and your subsequent serious illness; all the more relieved and impressed at your recovery and constant philosophy of hope amid darkness.
Audrey Saldanha, St-Roch de l'Achigan, Qu�.
January 29, 2008 8:29AM
kritika: ALL YOUR PAINTINGS WERE REALLY VERY NICE AND U R ONE OF THE MOSTB HUMBLE ND DOWN TO EARTH HUMAN I'VE COME ACROSS IT WAS REALLY A PLEASURE MEETIN U
December 14, 2007 2:30AM
Ila Moldenhauer: Hi Cheryl,
Was just admiring the miniature painting I bought from you at Skidmore this past summer and found your card at the back. I love your website. You do such beautiful work. I'm glad I got to know you and hope we meet again.
November 25, 2007 1:34PM
May Poirier: Je suis all�e sur ton site et j'ai pris le temps de regarder longuement tes photos, admir� tes oeuvres, contempl� aussi les images d'une Cheryl qui est resplendissante de sant� et de joie de vivre. Je suis heureuse pour toi et tu sembles vivre pleinement chaque instant de ton existence.
Je t'embrasse affectueusement,
November 23, 2007 2:54PM
Marie Benveniste: Cheryl, its a pleasure to have you as a friend! What you are doing with your art brings more light into the dark places of this world. Marie
November 16, 2007 8:04AM
Claudette Nariman: Thank you dear cousin - you made my night! I have to admit the Diwali painting is lovely! Claudette
November 16, 2007 5:24AM
Evadne Anderson: Your work is magnificent. The explosion of colour--this pulsing reminder of our shared humanity. Thank you for sharing your gift and passion with us. Evadne
November 16, 2007 4:38AM
Paula Anker: Deepavali 2007 - You're beautiful, Cheryl! What a painting and what a message. Thank you so, much. I missed out on the Diwali celebrations here in Wellington. Your calendars arrived today also..I love them. Paula
November 16, 2007 4:35AM
Janet Russell: I am totally blown away by the beauty of your pictures in the Afghan Support Calendar. Thank SO much for your vital help for the Afghan Women and the personal love you have placed in each picture. I have one for my office and am buying more as soon as they come in as gifts for others.
By offering your gift of artistic skill, you are helping us at Canadians in Support of Afghan Women (a group of people under the umbrella organization CW4WA) to continue to provide education for girls as well as to fund the resource centre for women. At this centre, women of all ages are able to make items for sale and send them directly to us. As volunteers, we sell the items and send all the money back to the ladies so they can provide food and life necessities for their families. Since most are widows, they cannot do anything else to help themselves. Their hard work is symbolized by this Calendar you have worked so diligently to prepare for them.
November 9, 2007 2:39PM
Margot Bussiere, Montreal: You gave a most beautiful conference in Hudson last week, I feel privileged to have attended it and you made me grow with the love and candor you displayed. You are wonderful and a much needed person in the art world.
September 24, 2007 6:42AM
Gail Descoeurs: Dear Cheryl,
I walked away from your speech with a smile and grateful to have met such a beautiful, touching soul. Your speech was inspirational, motivating, moving, informative and entertaining. You are an inspirational gift, thank you for sharing your life with us. Thank you for being YOU!
September 24, 2007 4:32AM
Cathy McNamee: Dear Cheryl,
Your talk and show of paintings at the AHA were inspirational ..and here I thought you were just a pretty face who could also write well!
Magic appears in many places.
Hope to see you soon
all the best, Cathy
September 20, 2007 4:16PM
Selina Ulhaq, London Eng.: I discovered your paintings, especially the paintings that capture female subjects or female realities through working at IMKAAN and saw how refreshing, vivid, imaginative and inspiring your work was because it reveals the realities, the hopes of liberation and happiness and love within sometimes darker, pernicious powers and controls that are unjust, silencing and constricting to the women you paint. Often they are not at all and you celebrate that. The emotions in your work blend between colours and shapes and in the very paint strokes of your work and in that way, I was utterly in awe of your paintings because they spoke of the everyday work IMKAAN and other domestic violence and womens organisations seek to deliver without words. We share the same objectives in both my dissertation that wanted to grasp that sense and also through my work at IMKAAN. I absolutely adore the way you always, even in the darker and obscure paintings, celebrate women's life, there is always lingering hope or a dream of a better place within the imagination or soul of the women you paint or in the outside world.
September 15, 2007 5:29AM
Addy - Montreal: Dear Cheryl,
I wanted to congratulate you on the marvellous fruits of your artistic journey and for your outreach to women in other parts of our world.
Wishing you much health, contentment and success.
Addy - (Margaret's daughter)
September 1, 2007 9:14AM
Jamie: Cheryl, my dear - I've just spent a lovely time viewing your paintings through the years! You know how gifted I feel you are, and I love how you use your talent not only for the art which we all are privileged to enjoy, but also for so much good. (I especially loved seeing the '60's paintings of "The Boltons" - I remember writing to you there all those years ago. Love, Jamie
March 15, 2007 5:50PM
Arnie Francis: Hi, Cheryl! I'm absolutely blown away by the intensity and colours in your paintings. The images are evocative and full of depth and experience. You are a gift! I hope you'll let a wayward cousin visit when he's next in Montreal!
October 13, 2006 2:06PM
cecilia ezekiel: Viewing your portfolio was like a walk down our humble beginnings Lahore and Goa. I am eagerly awaiting my tea pot order. Let me know. Continued blessings. Cecilia
October 6, 2006 4:52PM
JaneEyre: Great website. I am interested in the "Early Morning Catchers" painting. Could you please provide information about purchasing. I absolutely love it and would like to own and display it in my home. I look forward to hearing from you.
September 20, 2006 10:02AM
The Beautiful Son: Mum,
You should make your guestbook viewable. people would like to read others' comments.
September 12, 2006 9:17AM
rebecca puterman: Cheryl, you are truly a talented woman. Your work is very inspiring for change for the better. It has been an honour knowing you and watching your strength grow. Continue the journey of healing as there are remarkable potentials from it.
April 1, 2005 9:27AM
Shaz: cherry-tree, i had to travel this route after returning from montreal. I was just lost in a world of light and colour the moment I entered Kirkland on Sunday. I all seems like a dream now, a day later.
March 21, 2005 7:27PM
Judy Stiles: Hi cheryl, I keep popping up everywhere don't I. Just came in for a look see. I'm going to pass this site on to Jason & Sara.
November 11, 2004 12:32PM
Yeshodara Naidoo: Would very much like to see your work. Live in Ottawa. Pls provide viewing location details. Loved Village Gossip, Early Morning Catchers and Intimacy. Print/original purchasing info will be helpful too. Thanks.
April 8, 2004 6:10AM
HECTOR BRIDGET VALLES: DEAR CHERYL
HOW ARE YOU,DO YOU REMEMBER US ? WE
WERE PROUD TO SEE YOUR WRITE UP IN THE GOA TIMES,AND YOUR SUCCESS IN THE ART WORLD. WE ARE NOW IN CALGARY ALBERTA.
April 5, 2004 9:06PM
Simply brilliant ! I love your choice of vibrant, intense colors. Your work is magnificent.
I live in Western Canada, could you tell me how I can go about buying your work. How much are your paintings ?
Hope to hear from you.
April 1, 2004 10:15AM
Lena Fernandes: Greetings from Calgary, Alberta.
Congratulations! We love your awesome paintings and we are very proud of you.
Lena & Alfredo Fernandes
March 28, 2004 7:15PM
Penn Lovell: Great portrait !
Am I able to purchase some 4x6 prints, and a 9x10 print of " Kristin" ?
You may have guessed by now. I am her mom.And is the original for sale?
March 15, 2004 5:47PM
Chantal Cibc: I dont have time to see all your pictures but I will come back, what I saw, is wonderfull
Sorry for my inglish Mrs Braganza!
See you and take care!
One of your admirator!!!
April 22, 2003 5:59AM
Maria Angelo: Hello Cheryl,
Very nice work. I especially liked "Intimacy", "the spirit takes flight", peace dove 2001, lean on me, then and now, and much more. Congratulations and good luck.
If you decide to go to Lisbon, give me a call. I might have time to show you some galleries.
April 16, 2003 10:39PM
Tony Fernandes Falcon: Cheryl!
Though I saw your paintings three months ago, I reserved my comments till I saw them over and over again. Your works of art depict what a sensuous person you are, alongside your true character. You have made us Goans proud. Wish many more people knew about your talents, to be able to quench their thirst, for artworks like yours. Whenever you decide to hold an exhibition of your works in Goa, you are welcome to use my hotel and its premisses (Falcon Resorts, Calangute,Goa), as though as they are your own.
CONGRATULATIONS! UN-UNNIT PORBHIM! PARABEMS! MABRHUK!Keep up the the good work and thanks for for making our hearts lighter.Tony Fernandes.
91 832 275927/277327/28/29.Mob.9822144413.
August 8, 2002 11:01PM
Brian Falcao: Hi Cheryl. Thanks to Darryl that I was fortunate to view some of your latest creations. I had no idea of the calibre of your talent. The colours you use are fabuluous and your website does not do justice to the real thing. Thanks again for the personal tour.
July 30, 2002 1:10PM
Cheryl, how come there is no painting of me????
On a more serious note, I've spent the whole morning going through your gallery and it is
absolutely OUTSTANDING. Going back 29 year's, I can recall your passion for painting but your talent is truly above and beyond all expectations ... on par, if not better, than the best!!!
July 29, 2002 9:00AM
Al Falcao: Hi Cheryl. What a delight it was to visit your website! I enjoyed every single element and had no idea that my cousin was a creative genius! Congratulations! Your works are truly world class! Your paintings were breathtaking and your poems inspiring!
Keep up the great work!
My love to you and your family.
July 27, 2002 5:56PM
Carl Braganza: Hello Cheryl, the exhibition is fabulous. Pity Janis & I won't have an opportunity to see it.
Haven't seen you in ages. Darryl has been pretty good with keeping us in touch with family happenings.
July 27, 2002 9:55AM
Darryl Braganza: Hi Cheryl:
What a fantastic exhibition. A Oreen had recently mentioned about your works.....I am absolutely awed by the strength and passion displayed by Breaking the Silence. As a Family member I am both proud and privileged to have visited Montreal and experienced the power of your collection, first class!!!!.....Congratulations
July 26, 2002 10:15PM
moses fernandes -Bermuda: its amazing how we goans can be in par with international standands,,,keep those paintings comming cheryl....keep it up..
July 3, 2002 12:12PM
Bond Braganza: Wonderful... you are really good ! So when will you have your exhibition in Goa? Your talent should bring joy to others.
Goa - 2.7.2002
July 1, 2002 10:26PM
Brent & Mona (The Irish connection):
As proud owners of several BRAGANZA'S, we really enjoyed looking at all the other creations. Would definately loved to buy some more!!!! Great work Cheryl.
July 1, 2002 4:40PM
I am very impressed. Keep it up.
June 30, 2002 1:57AM
frankie gerard fernandez: Its wonderful that a Goan is making great waves, I like it, pls let me know if you need any writings do be done for the daily herald in Goa, my occupation is a journalist and therefore would like to write about you.
June 30, 2002 12:18AM
Shariff D\'Souza: Cheryl, this is great work..your paintings radiate so much emotion.... my favorites are "We light the lamps,we carry the torches", "Intimacy" and "Companssion Please" Thanks for sharing these on the web.
June 8, 2002 11:40AM
Raynah Watson: As a fellow Indian artist it was wonderful to see the art gallery.There are a few artists who show an understanding of the plight of human beings in India.
March 17, 2002 8:54AM
Mike Stannard: Thank you Cheryl for letting us look-in on your world ! Each visit to your Gallery is a warm, emotional, experience for me. In many instances it's also the cause of much thought and reflection on the messages you convey. I will come back again, often. I had no clue that you were a painter and artist of such ability (I knew about your music of course but none of the rest). Finally, I was also impressed by the website construction itself. Best Wishes.
Mike Stannard Morden, Surrey, England
12 March 2002
March 12, 2002 12:35AM
Frederick Noronha: Great job Cheryl, keep it up. Frederick Noronha in Goa.
March 2, 2002 1:23AM
cam esser: hi cheryl - all your paintings show a wonderful intensity and personal connection with the subject. i enjoy looking at them and just wondering who..why..when...where and how you came to choose the subject (except when it's you of course!) keep expressing yourself so vividly...your flowers take on a life of their own, especially what you've done on silk crepe. best wishes for many more delights to come.
February 6, 2002 5:39PM
Jane Ayre: Great to see all your paintings and hope to see them when I come to Montreal. Hope to see you in Calgary again soon.
January 28, 2002 3:12PM
Moira: Being that your paintings are not new to me I am delighted to see them on the web. Congratulations and keep painting!
January 23, 2002 7:11PM
Shazeda Sankar Beharry: You are doing great and the ARTIST in you is emerging at a time when you will reap spiritual and psychological solace and values.
I will enjoy viewing them over and over again. Thank you for coming into my life.
much love, shaz
January 23, 2002 10:51AM
Christopher Gonsalves: Cheryl, Congratulations. Just been through all of the paintings and they were great. Proud to know we have a terrific artist in the family! Keep it up. Love from all in Poona.
Christopher and Audrey
January 23, 2002 6:39AM
Dolores Huard: Hello Cheryll,
I've visited your gallery a few times and each time have been in awe and at a loss to find the right words for your book. I don't know very much about art, but I can tell you that your paintings have made my heart sing and my soul feel so good!! Thanks so much for sharing them with me.
January 16, 2002 2:14PM
JUNESILVA: CONGRATULATIONS CHERYL!! I am so proud of you- always knew you had the gift of being creative. At last we can enjoy your talents. I look at them every time i get online and still can't decide which is my favorite. You have put together a masterpiece of art. Yes, I too want to know when they go up for sale.
January 16, 2002 1:05PM
Kavita Gonsalves - London: Many congratulations to you Cheryl, it was an absolute pleasure to look at your work. Your work is exciting and thrilling, I particularly liked to one you display in the Kirkland Exhibition 1998. Fabulous.
January 16, 2002 5:35AM
Antonio Vallacorba: Not since I left my hometown in the Azores I have had the privilege to visit such an interesting collection of paintings, pictures and other Art works. Indeed a most complete "exibition". Your exposure to other cultures have enriched you in such a way as to have me enriched by your sensibility, detail and colourful themes. I am certainly honoured to know such a talented friend - one perhaps with a trace of Portuguese blood still. Just wonderful. Congratulations and much success. Antonio Vallacorba, Jan.15, 2002.
January 15, 2002 12:05PM
saman: Cheryl, Thankyou for sending your artwork. Since your visit and art gallery crawling in La Jolla I look at art very differently. I am now going to check all the art again.
January 15, 2002 11:28AM
jocelyn watson: Congratulations Cheryl, the picture trail of your work is exciting, full of colour and vitality and reflects the power and the reality of what women can and do achieve.
January 15, 2002 3:29AM
Rowena: Hi Cheryl,
I'm so glad to see that your work is finally online. All of your work is beautiful. My favorites are The Cross, Wake-up Call and of course, Carlos. I was looking for prices to see if I could afford to purchase Early Morning Catchers. It reminds me of Candolim, although it could be anywhere in Goa. Please e-mail me to let me know if it is for sale.
January 14, 2002 4:50PM
Zainab Moghal: Hi Cheryl, thanks for sending me your photos. The pieces are very strong and some are very personally touching!
January 14, 2002 12:11PM
Carole Martignacco: Happy New Year, dear friend! How I do miss you - and I so appreciate your sending me your lovely images...so full of color and life, as are you who created them. Know that you are in my loving thoughts and in every morning candlelighting at the center of my life. I LONG to see my teapot - and wish I were present to go to Peter's for salmon. If there are any possible silk-painting workshops in the works, can I bid for a summer class? I will come up end of May through August for certain!! Meanwhile, much love and joy in knowing you....your sister, Carole
January 14, 2002 11:57AM
Paula Jones: Hi, Cheryl. I'm a friend of June's. (Mildred's niece) I've just enjoyed surfing thru your web site and your work is lovely. I'll come back again to see more. Please give my warmest regards to your Mother. She was so dear to me at a time when I really needed kindness. Paula
January 14, 2002 11:39AM
Francis Menezes: Dear Cheryl,
Came across your name and URL in a Goan Newsletter I receive regularly. As a fellow Goan who has settled in the US, I feel proud to know that one of our own is so gifted and talented. I liked the website and some of the music. Your paintings, of course tell such a nice story and portray your growth over the years. As one who belongs to the family of the late Angela Trindade and her dear departed father, Antonio Xavier Trindane (who was known as the Rembrandt of the East), I applaud you!
January 14, 2002 11:07AM
Bruno Chasles: Hi Cheryl,
Congratulation and Welcome Aboard Cheryl...I think Internet is definitaly the place you want to be. In today's world and especially with what is going on in Afghanistan, the time is well chosen to go world wide. I wish you succes. Also I wish you love and peace in this New Year.
January 14, 2002 8:07AM
Amy King: Congratulations Cheryl.....am most impressed. I am glad that you have finally displayed your work on the computer.....now I can SHOW OFF by claiming to be your friend !!! love ....Amy
January 14, 2002 7:58AM
Lino Leitao: Cheryl Braganza:
The beauty of your soul comes out in your work of Arts.
January 14, 2002 6:02AM
Orlando deMelo: Cheryl,
You make me feel real proud to be a Goan. You have done well for us.
January 13, 2002 10:56PM
Marc Desparois: Cheryl,
Just beautiful, you always impress me.
January 13, 2002 6:59PM
Gwyneth Edwards: Cheryl,
I love how you use color. Your paintings are ALIVE. I have to pick up my greeting cards!!
January 13, 2002 6:47PM
Iris Rodrigues: Hello Cheryl
Your art is beautiful. Congrats and many good wishes for a successful career!
January 13, 2002 3:30PM
Paola Fazzini: Hi Cheryl,
I surfed in the gallery, what a pleasure! Sempre Firenze, reminds me your staying here.
January 13, 2002 12:23PM
Aloysius D\'Souza: Hi Cheryl,
Thanks for including me in your invitation to see
your art -- I am not an artist nor am I an art
critic -- But from others in the guest book have stated your art is definitely good
Congratulations -- also I am glad you have used Indian outfits when show casing your art
Wishing you all the very best success
January 13, 2002 4:53AM
E. Bergmann: I have not been able to view all the photos as yet but I am so proud to know such a gifted artist. I have seen the beauty of Van Gogh, Picasso and Dali in your works, to name a few.
You go girl...much love Betty and Paul
January 12, 2002 3:45PM
James Minto: WOW!
So many good paintings! I am very impressed!
The detail is excellent!
January 12, 2002 3:16PM