Throughout Cheairs' long career her works have morphed through abstraction and narration, using both landscape and figures. The constant has been her impeccably glazed and highly stylized compositions. Her current sources of inspiration include folk art, regionalism and the abstract elements of origami. "Figuring out how to juxtapose different ideas", states Cheairs, "finding their connective thread, and constructing them into a believable place is both a challenge and reward in my painting process." The result of this process in her current paintings finds the viewer in Arcadia - an untouched and unspoiled land, one where the body and spirit are renewed..