Professional wildlife and landscape artist


Mrs Chérie Wheatcroft-Jenns

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart to say that my wife and soulmate Cherie passed away on 29th June, 2023. She will be greatly missed by me, our families and friends and all who knew her. The news page has a little more information. I know Cherie would want you to browse the site and enjoy her work…….

Chérie excelled in painting landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, and portraits and was continually commissioned on many different subjects, working in all media.

cherie-wheatcroft-photoCompletely self-taught as a professional artist, Cherie had to overcome many hurdles, including severe burns to her hands, cervical cancer, a car accident, bowel and ureter operations, kidney stones, kidney removal, giant cell artiritis,  preventative laser eye treatment in order to achieve her lifelong ambition. Of late, she had to endure and tolerate three attachments, a nephrostomy, stoma bag and TPN feed which she did with great dignity as well as prolonged stays in hospital. Sadly, she was taken from us in 2023 after further  major operations and subsequent cancer. She continued painting until it was no longer possible, such was her determination.

Her database of clients stretches worldwide, particularly the USA, Canada and Australia, as well as throughout the UK. She has featured in the National Weekly News, on TV Christchurch, New World Films  (see the Archive section) as well as in the Bournemouth Echo and more recently on BBC’s ‘Home Away from Home’ series featuring ‘Dorset v Devon.’ She was also in the Louis Theroux documentary, discussing her abuse by  Savile. She also teamed up with Dame Esther Rantzen on stage to support Childline and NSPCC.

Chérie held continual, successful exhibitions in Dorset and other parts of the UK, and was ‘Artist in Residence’ at Place Mill Gallery, Christchurch, Dorset from 2014-2021, although she began at the premises in 2006. She also gave demonstrations to Art Societies, did individual and group lessons in acrylics and oils and tuition at workshops. She previously ran painting holidays in the New Forest and Bournemouth in conjunction with Forestdale Hotels, with Burley Manor Hotel as the basecamp!

Love for always Cherie, and no more suffering and pain.

Clive Jenns.




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The latest original acrylics, ‘Evening Sun, Christchurch Quay’ & ‘Sea Daisies’ are now available to purchase in the online shop! Thanks



Cherie was a member of  the Society of All Artists (SAA) and Fine Art Trade Guild.