About Cheryl

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As long as I can remember, I have loved to make art. I came to understand the power of art as an expressive tool and became a registered art therapist and a certified art teacher. For eight years, I enjoyed my work in psychiatric hospitals, guiding psychiatric patients in expressing their feelings through the process of making art.


I enjoy teaching art classes at the New Art Center, in Newton, Mass. My classes are designed to explore creativity, technique, and self-expression. I also teach workshops and private art lessons for both children and adults.

   

The beauty and whimsy of my surroundings inspires my artwork. I capture those qualities through distinctive compositions and the use of bold colors. Originally an acrylic painter followed by painting in oils, I’ve been mainly painting with pastels for the last fifteen years and am looking forward to seeing where my creative journey will take me.

 
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EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

BFA, Pre-Art Therapy and Art Education, Ohio Wesleyan University

Certified Art Teacher, K–12

Clinical Master’s Degree, Harding Hospital, Worthington, OH

Registered Art Therapist


EXHIBITS, CLASSES & DEMONSTRATIONS:

FEATHERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, MARTHA'S VINEYARD

Luscious Landscapes: Back to Basics and Beyond

September 8, 2022

Painterly Pastels Landscapes

2021

NEW ART CENTER

Intro to Pastel Techniques

Spring 2022, Fall 2022

Beyond Basics: Expressive Landscapes in Pastel

Fall 2022

Children's Classes

2007–2020

Summer Faculty Exhibition

July 8-September 28, 2019

“Master Artists Show”

2013

“The Creative Process”

2009–2017

NEWTON ART ASSOCIATION

"2 for 1: Two Artists, One Subject"

January 13, 2019

"Bonnar Show"

2008–2009, 2011, 2015–17


BROOKLINE BANK SHOWS

Newton Highlands & Newtonville

2017

GOODNOW LIBRARY, SUDBURY, MA

“Purely Pastels”

2011, 2013


COPLEY SOCIETY OF ART

Matter, Medium and Meaning: A Contemporary Still Life Show

2011


ARSENAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Small Works Show

2011


TRIDENT BOOKSELLERS & CAFE

Solo Exhibit

2011


NEWTON FREE LIBRARY

Annual Awards Show

2008–2011


NEWTON OPEN STUDIOS

2007–2011

 
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