Behind the veil of apparent randomness, many of nature’s processes are highly ordered, following simple rules. Fractal properties are found in many natural phenomena: ocean waves, snowflakes, crystals, algae, and river networks among others. These qualities of ordered chaos interest artist Sheryl Daane-Chesnut. She employs an organic and experimental process using polymers and metals with oil and acrylic paint. Utilizing an array of natural elements: salts, minerals and powdered earth pigments she strives to capture the essence of our natural environment. Daane Chesnut received a Bachelor in Fine Art from UC Berkeley and UC Santa Barbara. After graduation she worked as a graphic and product designer earning national and international awards. Although she now works full time in fine art, her years in design are evident in the color, composition, and balance of her paintings. Sheryl Daane Chesnut currently lives and works in San Luis Obispo, CA.