Category: Cloud Art

Got cloud art to contribute to the Cloud Appreciation Society? Submit in your work and we will be happy to consider sharing it here.

“Sky Walkers” by Marilyn Murphy

Marilyn Murphy, Member 41,144, is an Artist and Professor of Art Emerita at Vanderbilt University. This is one of her graphite drawings entitled “Sky Walkers”. She told us “There are times in New Zealand that the clouds look low enough to grab, hop on then go off to have adventures in the sky. The country is called The Land of the Long White Cloud in Maori it is Aotearoa”.

You can see more of her work on her Marilyn Murphy website

By Shelby Shirey

Susan Delia sent us this image of a beaded QR code created by her niece. She told us “My niece, Shelby Shirey, is an art student at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan USA. Her grandfather, David Shirey, was a Cloud Appreciation Society member and really enjoyed it and shared his joy of this society with his granddaughter, Shelby Shirey. Shelby has created, through some app, a QR code to take you to the society. She then laid it out on graph paper and beaded, over the course of 70 hours, this QR code. She has posted this on Instagram stories and displayed it in the CCS student art exhibit. We saw many people scanning the QR code and commenting on how wonderful it was and how fun it was there is a Cloud Appreciation Society”.

Pedro Diaz Del Castillo

Pedro Diaz Del Castillo, Member 37,530, told us he lives most of the year in Madrid, Spain with luminous skies and magnificent clouds the whole year.  A perfect subject for his cloud paintings.

You can see more of his work on his Instagram

From Sherry Palmer

Sherry Palmer, Member 27,151, has been visiting Skye for over 30 years.  This painting is called “Sea Mist behind Ullinish Point” where the cloud stayed most of the day.  Sherry painted this in oil on canvas and told us “Skye has the most amazing clouds; it is impossible not to say something about them in paint!”

“The Sun in the Clouds”

Julia Dedieu, Member 63,285 is an artist and recent member of the Cloud Appreciation Society.  This painting was created in oil on canvas in 2023 and was inspired by the view from an airplane window.  Julia has called it “The Sun in the Clouds”.

“We Shall Rise” by Holly Lane

Holly Lane is a Californian artist who has been exhibiting for more that 30 years.  She told us “I LOVE clouds, but this is the first painting and frame I’ve done that is dedicated to the soaring experience of watching clouds shift in a for-get-me-not blue summer sky”.   

You can see more of Holly’s work on her website – www.hollylaneart.com

“We Shall Rise”, © Holly Lane 2024, 36.5 x 12.75 x 5.75 inches Acrylic and carved wood

Where Angels Soar

Sheila Finch, an award winning artist, shared one of her latest pieces “Where Angels Soar”. On her website she tells us “Where Angels Soar began over 5 years ago when I recalled from memory a moment, a brief glimpse of an ocean sky that felt other-worldly. The clouds swept upward in layers with streams of light filtering throughout”.

From Diana Howard

This piece is called “Coming Storm” and was painted using oils by Diana Howard, Member 41,003.  She told us it’s of the Ste Victoire in Aix en Provence.

From Marilyn Murphy

Marilyn Murphy, Member 41,144,  is an Artist and Professor of Art Emerita at Vanderbilt University.  This is one of her graphite drawings entitled “Air and Dreams”.

You can see more of her work on her Marilyn Murphy website

She also has a solo exhibition at the Haley Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee  with some of her cloud series, including the one above.  The exhibition also includes 19 of her relief prints.   It opened on 24 February and will be up until 22 March 2024

Ethereal Skies I Clouds of Freedom © Laurel Sherrie

From Laurel Sherrie

Laurel Sherrie, a lifelong artist, paints landscapes of treasured places.  She uses traditional oils and rich colours to create her pieces, which of course include wonderful skies.  Here is the first from her Ethereal Skies series entitled “Clouds of Freedom”

You can see more of her work the Laurel Sherrie website

From Sue Hendry

Sue Hendry, Member 60,264, submitted her oil on canvas painting “Late Afternoon Clouds over Auckland“.  She painted it from a photograph taken from Devonport Ferry Terminal and told us she is “purely an amateur cloud loving artist”.

“The Light Within” by Sheila Finch

Sheila Finch, an award winning artist, has had her work exhibited through the USA and Europe.  This is one of her latest pieces “The Light Within”. The description on her website states “As the sun slowly falls to the horizon in the afternoon, I’m offered a visual gift of light and color from layers upon layers of clouds out over the Pacific Ocean”.

You can see more of her work on her website, Sheila Finch Fine Art

From J Pogalies

J Pogalies from Madison, Ohio recently sent this example of her art and told us “I live on the shores of Lake Erie, a Great Lake! I photograph clouds and more almost daily. They are not altered except I then flip them or stack them to form new images and have them printed on large metal panels 1’x5’ up to 4’x5’“. 

You can see more of her cloud art on her website

“Before the Storm” by Larissa Gray

Larissa Gray is an award winning artist based in Kyneton, a town in the Macedon Ranges region of West Central Victoria, Australia.  Although she specialises in small scale bronze and mixed media sculptures, she also likes to draw clouds.  This one is called ‘Before the Storm’.

You can see more about Larissa and her work on her website

By Anna Watts

Gerard Watts, Member 62,339, sent us this painting by his Anna Watts.  He told us

“Anna is an artist from Greystanes NSW Australia. She specialises in abstract art drawing and painting. Much of her art is inspired from nature and her surroundings. Anna’s other interests are music composition and puppetry”

From Sophie Keir

Artist, Sophie Keir, sent this detail of an Oil on Canvas painting of stormy, dramatic clouds inspired by the often in the background skies of Old Master paintings. These skies are sometimes more interesting than the main focus!

You can see more of her paintings, prints and cards on her website.

From Pauline Bailly

Pauline Bailly is a painter from Normandy, France who likes to paint Lady-Clouds, called “Les Femmes-Nuages” in French. She describes her work below:

My Cloudy Women are the link between reality and dreams. It is an ambiguity between two worlds, with a strong emphasis on introspection in a style sprinkled with surrealism, where onirism takes over and supplants all rationality.

The cloud is like a connection between the character’s states of mind and the world around us. Like an extension of the emotions, these cumulus clouds, for the most part, are a window onto thought. They are like dream vapors, melancholy clouds, like a veil of poetry rooted in the midst of landscapes, terrestrial or celestial settings.

These women are like guardians of their own universe, but also of those of others. The spectators can project their own stories and dreams into my paintings. A bridge is created, in a spirit of sharing hope and softness.

To find or buy my artworks, you can visit my website www.paulinebaillyart.com
Buy on Artmajeur https://www.artmajeur.com/pauline-bailly-1
Or contact me directly at pauline-bailly@outlook.fr
Social media @Les_Femmes_Nuages on instagram / Pauline Bailly – Peintures on Facebook

Foel Cwm Cerwyn

This is a recent painting by Kate Edge, Member 30,633, of Foel Cwm Cerwyn in the Preseli Hills, a range of hills in North Pembrokeshire, West Wales.  She told us that on the day it was painted the Cirrus clouds were wonderful.

From Penny Hauffe

This scene was captured in Beenbrck, Namibia and was painted by artist, Penny Hauffe.  Penny was born in Windhoek, Namibia and now lives in Virginia, USA.

You can see more of Penny’s work on her website

Solitude by Schar Freeman

Schar Freeman, Member 54,318 resides on the island of Kaua’i in the Hawaiian Islands. She told us “I love my walks on the beach. I am a painter and love clouds.  This one is my favourite beach walks on an overcast day with clouds that brought no rain..even with the Frog Face that lingers in this formation”. 

from Penny Hauffe

Phil Erickson sent in a recent painting by his wife, artist Penny Hauffe.  It depicts a dramatic formation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina (USA) at Nags Head.

You can see more of Penny’s work on her website

From David Evans

David Evans, Member 61,735, sent us a recent painting.  He told us “This is a painting I made of a tremendous cloud which appeared suddenly over a beach in Tadoussac, Quebec, Canada on a sunny day in 2018”.

From Mark Bricknell

Mark Bricknell, Member 13,136 is a photographer who appreciates the beauty and ephemeral nature of clouds. 

He told us “I have taken some images and would like to share them with the other members. This work is an appreciation of the photographer Alfred Stieglitz whose work in 1922 called ‘Equivalents’ has always been an inspiration to me..!  The exact location of longitude and latitude is on the poster”.

Mural by Chris Finlayson

Richard Bacon, Member 51,546, sent us this photograph of a mural by Chris Finlayson, a New Zealand artist, who completed this work in 1984 at Wakefield Quay, Nelson, New Zealand. Chris Finlayson said of the work, “Whatever I painted there on the edge of land and sea …. would stand as a portal of softer human expression within the context of a hard edged, often unforgiving artificial urban environment.” The building once housed the electricity generating plant providing power to Nelson City. “Aotearoa” at the bottom of the mural is the Maori name for New Zealand, and the most common translation of this is “The Land of the Long White Cloud.”

From Melody Serra

Melody Serra, Member 56,638 told us “This is a sketch overlaid on sky blue hot press paper. The sketch was made on a clear day in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco”.

From Doug MacBean

Doug MacBean sent us his painting entitled “Dofasco 2000 Trail in Hamilton”.  It was sold through the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario in 2022 and is oil on canvas.  He told us “I’ve been painting clouds for over 30 years and I feel I’m getting better”