Cheryl Shirran of Red Cove Designs is a textile artist who lives in Bonavista, NL and works in a variety of mediums. Her inspirations reflect the vibrant colors of the sea and land found in most outports of Newfoundland. Her hooked mats come from her desire to show others how life was lived amid the sky and the sea in an inlet or cove when the inshore fishery was the mainstay of each community. Families lived simply and survived by helping each other through the good times and bad. There was a simplicity of life and a community closeness that somehow has gotten lost in today's high-tech world.