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 evoke the moods, colors, and patterns of light in the landscape. Clinton became passionate about art growing up in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Massachusetts native and traveler

After earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art, Clinton traveled to Europe. 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 include a solo show, “Intuitive Navigation” at the former Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham location and upcoming two person show, “At the Edge” with photographer Vicki MaKenna at Fountain Street’s new Boston gallery space. Clinton’s paintings star in corporate collections at Meditech, Framingham, MA and New England Bio Labs, Frankfurt, Germany. Cheryl’s work can also be found in Bluffton, South Carolina at Muse Gallery. In addition, her work also headlines numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad. 

In the community

Most noteworthy, Clinton is an active promoter of the arts in Boston and the MetroWest region. She was 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.