Bio

Biography

Boston, Massachusetts | “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

Native Massachusetts fine arts painter.

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. Clinton became passionate about art growing up in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts native

After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art, Clinton 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, MA invoked childhood memories of the unspoiled beauty of rural New England. Her passion for lush landscape eventually landed her in a studio situated in the quaint country setting of Holliston, MA where she currently resides.

On view

Cheryl has shown her images of water and plant life in solo exhibits at the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham and 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 the former Fountain Street Fine Art gallery in Framingham. Her paintings are included in the corporate collection of Meditech and in numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

In the community

Clinton is an active promoter of the arts in Boston and the MetroWest region. She is the coordinator and cofounder of the former Fountain Street Studios in Framingham, once known as the largest collective of working artists West of Boston. She taught painting and drawing for 12 years at the Danforth Museum School. In 2010, Cheryl Clinton partnered with photographer Marie Craig, to open Fountain Street Gallery. FSFA is an artist-run fine art gallery, located in the prestigious SOWA Arts District of Boston at 460C Harrison Avenue, Suite 2.