Cheryl J. Oldenkamp was born in 1976 and was raised in South Sioux City, NE. She graduated from Wayne State College, Wayne NE, in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. She has been employed in the human service field advocating and assisting people with physical and intellectually disabilities for the past 15 years. She currently lives in Sioux City, IA with her husband and 3 boys.
Cheryl, who began painting in the fall of 2009, is a self taught artist with a realistic style of painting using acrylics. In October 2010 she started her own business, CJO Art. She is a member of Siouxland Artist Inc. and participated in their 2011 Holiday Art Show. She was involved in the 2012 Siouxland Artist Inc. Competition where she received 3rd and 4th place ribbons. Cheryl has had her work displayed at Prairie Fire Gallery and Studio, St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center, and Sunnybrook Chiropractic. She enjoys painting subjects that have meaning to the customer. For that reason she takes pride in being one of the few custom painters in the Siouxland area.