News & Notes

Up coming events

Some how summer slipped in to Fall, why I am surprised by this every year is a bit of a mystery! 
A busy schedule of events kicks off this week with the opening reception for the 20th Annual Roddy Juried Art Competition, Thrusday, September 12, 6-8pm at Concord Art.

Mystery Light: Dawn, acrylic on canvas, 30x30"

Mystery Light: Dawn, acrylic on canvas, 30×30″ 

I am excited to share my painting “Mystery Light: Dawn” was selected by the juror Josephine Halvorson. The exhibit runs through October 18, 2019.






Looking forward hosting visiting artist Stacey Piwinski on Sunday, September 29th, 1pm-3:30pm

Woven Within: A workshop combining weaving & meditation

Spend an afternoon working with cozy and colorful yarns. As the yarn passes through your fingers, you will begin to relax into this meditative process. Each participant will create their own circular weaving, no prior weaving or meditation experience needed. A short guided meditation will allow us to go within. A relaxing work time will allow us to slow down, work with our hands, and connect to one another.
Sunday, September 29th from 1-3:30pm
Early Sign Up $65 per person.
$70 per person after 9/22All supplies provided.


Spring into Art!

Although it has be quiet on the web site front, lots has been happening behind the scenes! Join me in the studio on Sunday, March 31 from 1pm- 4pm, for a peak in the studio to see new work in progress and be first in line to make a purchase during my Spring Small Work Sale!

Open Studio!

Join me in the studio, Sat. 11/24, 11am-5pm! Holiday studio sale and other festivities happing in Holliston. Something for all budgets!

My studio will be open 11am- 5pm on Small Business Saturday, 11/24/18 in conjunction with the Holliston Holiday Stroll.  Stroll over to the former OddFellows building and head up stairs to check out my studio space.  781 Washington Street, just upstairs from the Supperette (#4 on the “Stroll Map”).  I have both new work and some gems from the archives looking for new homes.  

Open by appointment through out the year. To make an appointment or inquire about commission and workshops click here.



River of Dreams 4, acrylic on paper, 24×18, found it’s forever home πŸ™‚


New work on view through 10/28! “At the Edge: A dynamic balance” @Fountain Street 

At the Edge: A dynamic balance. On view @FountainStreet, 460 Harrison Ave. Boston

At the Edge: A dynamic balance. On view @FountainStreet, 460 Harrison Ave. Boston


Here are some “work in progress” studio views taken over the summer

Summer into Fall

Spring fell into Summer, which sped by in a blur of barbecues, beach visits, gatherings with family and friends, all squeezed in around productive (but hot!) studio time. I feel Summer slipping in to Fall as the light changes. Such a lovely, but bitter sweet time of year. I am ready for less fluid, more regular schedules, but will miss the carefree feeling of summer days. Good things to come…

Save the dates!

At the Edge: C.Clinton & Vicki Mckenna, October 3-28, 2018 

10/5, 6-8pm opening reception  @FountainStreet 460 Harrison Ave, 2C, Boston MA



Spring has arrived…

It is finally here! Good weather more daylight, time to come out of the cocoon!  

So many have asked, and now I am offering: PaintNite! at my Holliston studio. Get your smock on and play with paint! Join us for a guided painting project in a welcoming creative atmosphere. Only requirements are an open mind and willingness to play. $35per painter, art supplies included. BYOB & snacks, cups and water provided.

The studio is in Holliston, 2nd floor walk up, address will be sent with payment confirmation. Seats are limited. Sign up soon to confirm your spot!

Thursday, May 24th, 7-9pm
Registration deadline: Tues. May, 22

A minimum of 8 painters registered for each session by the sign up deadline for event to run.
All sales are final, studio credit will be offered for a missed event less a $5 processing fee.

Save the dates!

Join me and Vicki McKenna for our two persons show Transitional Depths at Fountain Street October 3-28, 2018. Opening reception Friday, October 5th, 6-8pm

Winter 2018

January slipped by in a blur of post holiday business. As I recover from the flu, I have decided to enjoy the cocoon of winter, and accept a slower pace. Trusting as the days grow longer, my energy will return!

Sliver Light and Shadow can be seen at Fountain Street, in the current exhibit Thrive, Curated by Rebecca Skinner. Join us Friday 2/2 from 6-8 for the opening reception!

Sliver Light and Shadow, acrylic on paper, 30x22"

Sliver Light and Shadow, acrylic on paper, 30×22″

Open Studio Sale and Up Coming Events…

My new studio will be open 11am- 4pm on Small Business Saturday, 11/25/17 in conjunction with the Holliston Holiday Stroll.  Stroll over to the former OddFellows building and head up stairs to check out my new studio space.  781 Washington Street, just upstairs from the Supperette.  I have both new work and some gems from the archives looking for new homes.








I am proud to have my work featured on the post card for the upcoming MassArt Holiday Sale! A selection of my framed, 8×10 mixed media pieces will be available for purchase December 3-9, 10am-7pm in the Lobby of the Tower Building at MassArt.


Flooded Brook and Branches, 8x10, mixed media

Flooded Brook and Branches 3, 8×10″, mixed medial on panel

Flooded Brook Reflections 3, 8×10″, mixed medial on panel

Walking 6, 8x10",mixed media on canvas, available

Walking 6, 8×10″,mixed media on canvas

Hello, it’s been a while!

After 20 years in my studio at the Bancroft Building in Framingham, in May I moved to a new space. At the same time Fountain Street (formerly Fountain Street Fine Art) also moved. Big changes and lots of dust settling. In the midst of it all new work is developing. I  am figuring out my new space, and slowly getting rid of boxes. More to come…

3FL.E#6, dressed up for Open Studio Weekend Fall 2016

3FL.E#6, dressed up for Open Studio Weekend Fall 2016

moving day

moving day

new space

new space

settling in/ unpacking/working

settling in/ unpacking/working



Happy Spring!

Even though snow covers much of the ground, I can feel the bubbling energy of Spring all around me. So many great art related events just on the horizon.

I am pleased to announce my piece, Woodland Water 2 was juried into
“Thinking About Water: Artists Reflect” at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, 2450 Beacon Street, Boston MA. The exhibit opens Wednesday, March 22 (United Nations World Water Day!) Join us for a public reception at 7pm. You have until June 30th to check out this show and check out this unique museum.




Woodland Water 2, Acrylic on Canvas, 36″x36″


Save the Dates:

#MassartAuction, bid high & bid often, at the 28th Mass Art Auction, Saturday April 8th. A great event not to be missed! Look carefully, and you will find this piece, “Summer Shadows 2” among the many stunning works of art on display πŸ˜‰

Summer Shadows 2, Acrylic on Paper, 30×22″ SOLD!

Due to circumstances beyond our control. Fountain Street Studios Spring event has been 

Please email me if you would like to set up an appointment to see work in the studio.

3E#6, Art Studio of C.Clinton, Open Studio view

3E#6, Art Studio of C.Clinton, Open Studio view








Thank you to everyone who came to visit me during Fountain Street’s Fall Open Studios! It was a wonderful event and several of my favorite pieces found new homes.  I wish you all very happy holidays and a bright, joyful new year! dmfk7341

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(This image is a collage of in process images, to be finished in the new year!)

Open Studio pictures. November, 2016





Thanks to my association with Art In Giving Woodland Water Flood Fall was acquired by New England Bio Labs, and is hanging in their office in Frankfurt Germany.




Muse Gallery, Hilton Head, placed Summer Water in a private collection, not long after it arrived at the gallery.





I was excited to be apart of the MassArt popup, “Eclectic” at the Boston Design Center for their 30th anniversary celebration in October.


I am delighted to announce my affiliation with Muse Gallery of Hilton Head, South CarolinaJune Evite 2016 v2

Wrapping paintings and packing boxes to ship work early next week!












20 Odd Years β€’ C.Clinton β€’ Artist Statement β€’ April 2016


Mystery Light 3, acrylic on panel, 15×24

My goal for the work I create is to make visible and lasting, fleeting moments of magic and mystery. All my paintings begin grounded in observation, develop through the process of pushing paint, and conclude in an arrangement that, I hope, evokes the spirit of a place or moment in time.

I want for you, the viewer, to let your mind rest and your eyes play as you spend time with this work. Allow yourself a quiet pause, breath, and enjoy a moment of connection with your imagination.

20 Odd Years β€’ April 14- May 15, 2016 β€’ Public Reception Sat. April 30th, 5pm-7pm

Michelle Albert β€’ C. Clinton β€’ Nicole Maynard-Sahar

Friendships kindled in the early 1990’s as undergraduate painting majors at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Michelle Albert, Cherie Clinton, and Nicole Maynard-Sahar, remain as dedicated to art as ever. Through the kind of unpredictable life events that unfold over the course of two decades, these three artists continue to nurture their creative passions. The combination of shared experience in the studio, longevity, and the particular view of the world common to artists makes Twenty Odd Years Later a show not to be missed.

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MassArt Made Spring Sale will be held Sunday, May 1 through Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10am – 7pm in the lobby of the Tower Building at 621 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115. This sale is a great opportunity to purchase unique, quality artwork created by MassArt students and alumni. Handmade items range from hand-blown glass, ceramics, paintings to jewelry and more.

Example of the pieces I have at The MassArt MadeSale:

Flooded Brook Fog & Rain, 8x10", $150

Flooded Brook Fog & Rain, 8×10″, $150pt2Flooded Brook Combo, 8×10″, SOLDWalking 6, 8x10", $150Walking 6, 8×10″, $150


Pompanoosuc Mills Showroom Natick MA
583 Worcester St | Natick MA 01760 | 508.720.0100 |
There are 16 of my paintings showing throughout the store!
All are seeking their forever homes.

Fountain Street Studios β€’ One day Winter Open Studio Sale β€’ Saturday, December 5th 11am-5pm

Thank you to everyone who stopped by!  Fountain Street Open Studio Day 12/5! It was a fun day greeting old friends and new. Sent many happy folks home with artwork to gift to themselves and others πŸ™‚ If you missed it and want to make an appointment to come by please contact me  Also, Fountain Street Fine Art is open Thursday- Sunday & by appointment. Stop in and check out our Small Works Show Case, great one-of-a-kind artful gifts for every budget!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by!  Fountain Street Open Studio Weekend April 24-26.

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The view outside 3rd Floor East #6 on Sunday 4/26, 11am-5pm. All work in the hall priced “pay-what-it’s-worth” to you!

Many thanks to all who came out to support the fundraising efforts for “Team Amazing Grace”. May the rain hold off and the wind be at the backs of all the runners on Marathon Monday!

Nice article about me in the April 2015 Hollistion Local Pages! Thank you Ms. O’Gara!

Artist Spotlight-Cheryl Clinton

Boylston Tree Light 1

Boylston Tree Light 1

Join me this weekend, Saturday March 14h for W.R.A.P!
I will be a guest artist in the studio of Carrie Crane, 470 R Main St Room #32, Clinton MA

Cheryl Clinton (akaCherie): Paintings and mixed media artwork inspired by the New England landscape will on view and for sale.


February 1 through March 23, 2015 “Intuitive Navigation” at Tenacre Country Day school Wellesley MA

Big Thank you to the students, faculty, staff and parents for the opportunity to speak to and engage with the students at Tenacre today (2/25) I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and feel super energized and inspired from the experience. 

I’ll be teaching a Phototransfer Workshop Saturday 2/28 at the Out of Line Studio in Westboro 9am-1pm ($50 & $15 materials fee). register here(click here for examples of photo transfers)





Winter Open Studio:

One Day Only!  Saturday, December 6th 11am-5pm (One Day Only!)

Up coming events:
I’ll be teaching a Phototransfer Workshop next Saturday (click here for examples of photo transfers)
11/22 at the Out of Line Studio in Westboro 9am-1pm ($50 & $15 materials fee).
There are a few spaces left, register here.


Multiplicity & Small Works Showcase @Fountain Street Fine Art

Multiplicity is an exhibit of individual and collaborative work by the member artists of Fountain Street Fine Art is curated by Denise Driscoll and Carrie Childs Antonini and includes work by Scout Austin, Lisa Barthelson, Brenda Cirioni, Cheryl Clinton, Marie Craig, Denise Driscoll, Sara Fine-Wilson, Bob Grignaffini, Kay Hartung, Nan Hass Feldman, Joel Moskowitz, Pat Paxson, Roy Perkinson, Stacey Piwinski, Tracy Spadafora, Mary Spencer, Kellie Weeks, Jeanne Williamson. Collaborative projects range from cell phone photography in 24 Hours and Telephone; installations in fiber and mixed media inCut Fold Tear and Gullet; as well as Serial paintings and Synchronic drawings. 
Small Works Showcase is an exhibit open to all member artists showing work under 16″ and under $500. This show is up through January 11th, 2015. A great opportunity to add to/ or start an original art collection for yourself or others!
Puddle 1, Acrylic over Phototransfer on canvas, 8 x10"

Puddle 1, Acrylic over Phototransfer on canvas, 8 x10″

Up coming events:

Fountain Street Studios
One Day
 Winter Open Studio: Saturday, December 6th 11am-5pm
My studio is on the 3rd Floor East #6. Call (508.740.4431) or email to make an appointment for
I’ll be teaching a Phototransfer Workshop next Saturday 11/22 at the Out of Line Studio in Westboro, MA  9am-1pm ($50 & $15 materials fee).
There are a few spaces left, register here.
I have work on view at Motus, LLC on South Street in Boston.
At the end of January, I will be a visiting artist at Tenacer Country Day School in Wellesley, MA.
More info and images to come…

I am happy to announce I will have several paintings at the Louisa Gould Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard ( later this summer.

Mystery Light 1, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x15", $900

Mystery Light 1, Acrylic on Panel, 24 x15″, $900


Abstract Visions: The Colors and Forms
Behind the Everyday

Annual Abstract Group Show

Show Dates August 29 – September 18

Opening Reception Saturday, August 30, 5-7pm

Labor Day Weekend



Exhibit highlights work of Fountain Street Fine Art founder

FRAMINGHAM – Rather than paint what a landscape looks like, Cheryl Clinton uses applies acrylics with a palette knife to reveal how the movement of light and water affect our perception of nature.

Read the full article, plus video interview here.

Within the work on exhibit is a developing story about memory, reflection and the passage of time. This story is still unfolding, the full meaning is part mystery, part time capsule, a bit autobiography with a dash of Grimm’s fairytale around the edges.


Intuitive Navigation - Cheryl Clinton