Cheryl Rezendes is the author of Fabric Surface Design. A comprehensive book of over 80 surface design techniques for applying imagery to fabric using textile paints and other "kitchen friendly" media.

She received her training as a painter at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. After graduation she made her living as a custom clothier while pursuing her own work as a mixed-media collage artist.

Cheryl has worked as an elementary school art teacher, interior designer, free-lance writer and as a columnist for a daily newspaper. Both her fine and wearable art have been exhibited in shops and galleries throughout the United States.

Cheryl lives in the woods of western Massachusetts with her husband, a  geriatric collie, an ornery cat named Julian and an assortment of wild animals that pass by. She has three sons; an engineer, a full-time architecture student and a full-time systems engineering student.