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Artist Cheri Dunnigan


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Biography


Cheri Dunnigan was born and raised outside of Boston. She began to develop her artistic talents at an early age, eventually earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1978. Having majored in silversmithing and jewelry design, she worked for many years as a designer craftsman, maintaining a retail studio in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. In recent years Cheri has turned her talents toward pastel painting. She has exhibited her work nationally and has won numerous awards. She presently lives in Naples, Florida. Cheri is a charter member of the Pastel Society of Southwest Florida, and a  Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She presently teaches ongoing classes in pastel painting at the Art League of Bonita Springs in Bonita Springs, Florida, and at the Von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida.
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
 
Art and self expression in various forms has been a way of life for me.  Whether painting or designing a piece of jewelry or holloware,  most of my work has simply been an outward expression of my inward emotional response to nature and my surroundings.  I see God's fingerprints all around me and I hope that my work in some small way will cause the viewer to pause and appreciate the beauty in what He has created. [...]

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