About

Biography

“Any one of her works is a wonder to look at: Its sleek surface, built up with many layers of glaze, recalls beautifully veined and faceted marble.”

Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe

Photograph of the artist, Cheryl Clinton (aka Cherie) in her Framingham studio in front of her work station with recent paintings on the wall behind her.

Cheryl Clinton aka Cherie in her Framingham Studio. Photographed by Art Illman of the Metrowest Daily News.

Cheryl Clinton’s paintings capture the moods, colors, and patterns of the landscape.  She became passionate about art growing up in Framingham, Massachusetts.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art, she traveled to Europe, where the waterways of Venice and the surf of Skopelos Island inspired her sense of the natural world.  She then went on to complete her Master of Fine Arts in Visual Design from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.  Her family’s move in 2002 to Boylston, Massachusetts, renewed her childhood memories of the unspoiled beauty of rural New England.  A recent move to Holliston,MA, keeps the artist surrounded by a lush landscape with a much shorter commute to the studio.

Cheryl has shown her images of water and plant life in solo exhibits at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham and the Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts.  Recent exhibits also include a two-person show entitled “The Balance Between: James Wilson Rayen and Cheryl Clinton” and a solo show “Intuitive Navigation” both at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham.  Her paintings are included in the corporate collection of Meditech and in numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

The artist has also been active as a promoter of the arts in the Metrowest Boston area, in particular as the creator of Fountain Street Studios in Framingham, now the largest collective of working artist West of Boston. She also taught painting and drawing for 12 years at the Danforth Museum School. In 2010, Cheryl partnered with photographer Marie Craig, to open Fountain Street Fine Art . FSFA is an artist run fine art gallery house on the ground floor of Bancroft Building, 59 Fountain Street in Framingham.