We have partially retired. Cheryl no longer custom paints drums.
Hand Painted Drums: $100.00 to $1000.00 for PAINTING ONLY: Buy one of our drums or supply your own and add the painting.
Hand-Painted Drums by Fine Artist, Cheryl Talking Bird
We paint our drums by hand. Each drum is unique. Unlike a silk-screened drum, your custom image will be ONE OF A KIND. Our images are copyrighted. We never paint two drums the same.
We collaborate with you to incorporate your ideas, totem animals, dreams and important people and moments from your life to create a special drum. Here's how we work. You and I discuss an idea for your painting. I research the images. I send you a preliminary sketch. You make revisions. We talk again and agree on the final image. You authorize the sketch. Creator and I take it from there.
Do not settle for a drum image that 100,000 other people have. Be unique. Own a unique drum. Let us help you design your own ONE OF A KIND painted drum that you will treasure for a lifetime. Even if you choose from one of our past designs featured below, we will use your color choices and customize the drum to you.
Drums are personal, sacred tools used to communicate with Creator. That's why we use only recycled wood. That is also why we take the greatest care in painting something that will aid you in your dialog with Creator.
Simple paintings on hand drums start at $100.00 (for a native border). Our most complicated paintings are $600.00 (like Kristyne's drum, Wild Warrior, Sedona Red Rock, etc.). A painting on a large powwow drum would cost between $200 and $1,000, depending upon the complexity of the painting.
Call 1-256-538-0246 to design your own personal drum. We'll quote a price for your one of a kind artwork drum.
All of these drums are SOLD! We only create CUSTOM DRUMS based on individual dreams and images requested by each customer. Every drum I paint is a unique work of art.
We have NO PAINTED DRUMS IN STOCK.
These are examples of Cheryl's specific artistic style and demonstrate the versatility of her work.
All Artwork Created by Cheryl Farabaugh
and The Drum People
is protected by Copyright Laws.
This means that while you own the drum,
you DO NOT OWN THE CREATIVE IMAGE.
We retain the right to determine
how the image will be used.
Take a tour through our archives to view Cheryl's artwork. This drum won every award possible on the powwow trail. It is Cheryl's personal drum:"Mother Earth, Father Sky." A very dear friend who has crossed over, a decorated Ojibwa vertern officer and a fine, fine dancer was the inspired my rendition of Father Sky. I told him "I painted you, Charlie" and he was not so thrilled. But I reassured him, I said, "It's all good, I put a pretty young chick in your arms.: He laughed and was happy.
Mother Earth, Father Sky (Cheryl's drum)
Painted Custom Stand
Black Elk Vision Powwow Drum with Custom Carved and Painted Four Horse Swing Stand