One/ Two Person Exhibitions

2015    “Intuitive Navigation”, Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley, MA

2014    “Intuitive Navigation”, Fountain Street Fine Art (FSFA), Framingham, MA

2012    “The Balance Between” James Wilson Rayen & Cheryl Clinton, FSFA, Framingham, MA

2010    “Water/Garden Paintings” Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston, MA

2009      “Blooming: Inspiration From the Backyard II, Sapient 131 Dartmouth St., Boston, MA

2006      Blooming: Inspiration From the Backyard, Milton Gallery, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Boylston,MA

2002    “New England Currents”, Swartz Gallery, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

Select Group Exhibitions


Abstract Visions: The Colors and Forms
Behind the Everyday, Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Multiplicity, Curated by Denise Driscoll and Carrie Childs Antonini FSFA, Framingham, MA


Second Anniversary Cotton, Juried by Joanne Mattera, FSFA, Framingham, MA

Natural Selection,  FSFA, Framingham MA

Small Works, Curated by Catherine Carter and Robert Collins, Danforth Art Museum/School, Framingham MA


“A Communtiy of Artists”, Juried by Katherine French, Director, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham MA

First Anniversary Paper, Juried by James Welu. Director Emrts., Worcester Art Museum, FSFA, Framingham, MA

12 x 12, Group Show, FSFA, Framingham MA


Unscripted, Juried by Katherine French, FSFA, Framingham, MA

Present Company, Members Exhibition, FSFA, Framingham, MA

Industrial Strength, Juried by Howard Yezerski, FSFA, Framingham MA


Group Show, California Muse Gallery, South Natick, MA

Art Sake Exhibit, Craigville Ma


“Got-Art?” Group Show, Zullo Gallery, Medfield MA


RED, Juried by Jane Farver, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center,Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

Recent Work: C. Clinton & C.O’Malia, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 2007


A Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

Small Works, National Exhibition, Juried by Katherine French, Attleboro Arts Museum, MA


6th Annual Roddy Competition, Juried by Katherine French,Concord Art Association, Concord, MA


Group Show, Roxbury Community College, Media Arts Building, Roxbury, MA

“Faculty Exhibit”, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA


“Natural Forces, Three Artist Experience the Landscape”, Artspace Maynard,, MA


“More or Less About Nature”, Artana Gallery, Framingham, MA

Federal Reserve Bank Exhibition, Boston, MA

“Shifting Ground”, Randolph Associates Fine Art, Belmont, MA


“Equinox”, Randolph Associates Fine Art, Belmont, MA

“Venice 1999”, Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition, Casa Italiana Zerili-Marimo, New York, NY


“MFA2, Fine Art & Design Thesis Exhibition”, UMD, Dartmouth, MA


Group Show, Gallery 244, New Bedford, MA

“Under Twenty-Five Show”, Fort Point Community Gallery, Boston, MA


“Works in Progress Exhibition”, I.U.A.V., Venice, Italy


Group Exhibition Hellenic College, Brookline, MA

“Painters’ Paintings” Group Show, Boston, MA


Cutler, Meredith. Review of, The Balance Between:James Wilson Rayen and Cheryl Clinton. Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham MA.  Artscope Magazine, 28 (Fall 2012).

“‘Strolling’ through Framingham’s Fountain St. Studios,” Metrowest Daily News, Nov. 15, 2009

“Clinton brings ‘Blooming’ to Dover Library, Dover/Sherborn Hometown Weekly, pg 9, Jan.15, 2009

Art Review, Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, Pg.C6, November 18, 2001

“Brush Strokes in the ‘Current,’ ” Metrowest Daily News, October 28, 2001

“Clinton Exhibiting Paintings,” Metrowest Daily News, October 15, 2000

“Clinton’s Colorful Career,” Middlesex News, March 15, 1998


Meditech Corporation, Framingham, MA

Numerous Private Collections throughout the US and abroad.


1998          University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, (UMD), Master of Fine Arts, N. Dartmouth, MA

1995          New York University, Summer Study Painting Program, Venice, Italy

1994          Framingham State College, Continuing Education, Museum Studies, Framingham, MA

1993          Massachusetts College of Art, (MCA), Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Boston, MA

1991          Summer Study Travel Program, Greek Landscape Painting, Skopelos, Greece


Teaching and Public Relations Experience

2010 – Present

Co Founder-Director & Curator, Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Framingham, MA

Responsible for: development and implementation of business plan, marketing, publicity, budget, accounting, artist recruitment & retention, all aspects of exhibition development, installation & sales.


Private tutor and workshop leader for beginning through advanced artists and creatives in drawing, painting and mixed media. Hands on workshops done in conjunction with informational lectures about painting and the creative process.


Founder & Public Relations Coordinator, Fountain Street Studios, Framingham, MA

Responsible for bringing together over 40 artists and organizing all aspects of publicity for Annual Open Studio Event. Including: fund-raising, advertising, writing press releases, organizing and sending media packets, and developing media contact information.


Art Teacher, K-7, Norwood Public Schools, Norwood, MA

Summer Arts Camp Coordinator, Danforth Museum School, Framingham, MA

Instructor of Record, Figure Drawing, UMD, N. Dartmouth, MA

Instructor of record for a required beginning figure drawing course.


Instructor of Record, 2D Workshop, UMD, N. Dartmouth, MA

Instructor of record for a required freshman painting course.

Public Relations Coordinator, Saxonville Studios, Framingham, MA


Art Instructor, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

Instructor for both adult and children’s art classes.

Related Professional Experience

2015          Juror, 30 Under 30, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

2000          Juror, Hopkinton Cultural Arts Alliance, Members Exhibition

1999          Artist Mentor, Art All State, Worcester Art Museum

Art intensive weekend retreat for high school students.  Artist mentors worked with groups of 20+ students to create an installation piece inspired by artwork with in the museum collection.

Visiting Artist

2015          Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley MA, & Miller Elementary School, Holliston, MA

2001          Brophy School, Fuller Middle School, & Framingham High School, Framingham, MA

2000          Barbieri, Hemenway, Potter Road, Stapleton, & Woodrow Wilson Schools, Framingham, MA

1999          Brophy Elementary School, and Hemenway Elementary School, Framingham, MA



“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.


C Clinton-6Cheryl Clinton
59 Fountain Street, Framingham, MA 01702

If you would like to be informed of upcoming classes and workshops, please request to be added to my “upcoming workshop” email list in comments. Thanks!