Acrylic Artist Cherie Monteferrante

Meet the Artist

Artist Cherie MonteferranteCherie Monteferrante was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and has also lived in Ohio and California, but she currently makes her home in Colorado.  She entered into art at an early age when she was selected to be in a state art competition at the age of 10.  She continued her art studies through High School and College where she earned a BA in Visual Art.

Cherie's style is distinctive with smooth shading strokes in juxtaposition to frenzied strokes capturing movement in every day events and buildings.  Her medium of choice is acrylic since its' quick drying properties add to the layering and texture.  "I enjoy acrylics because it makes me concentrate on the subject.  There's no time to second guess placement of color or you start over."

 

Cherie's Italian-American heritage has been an important influence in her work.  Her current works include scenes from all over Italy.  "I always had a passion for the Renaissance and for the artists that came out of Italy.  I always dreamed I was from their bloodline."  Cherie treasured the time in Italy gathering images you see in her portfolio today.

 

Artist's Statement

"I am an acrylic painter whose style conquers the challenge of smooth against texture capturing everyday life.  A cross between Realism and Impressionism, my work is Representational.  We take for granted moments in time, the streets we walk on and the landscapes of buildings; shadow versus color is all around.  I capture the moments in time we cherished and give them back to you in dreams on canvas."     -Cherie Monteferrante

 

All about HeART

Cherie's passion for people and helping the community is an important piece to keeping her grounded in her purpose.  Her love and respect for all things are reflected in her art as well as her lifestyle. She believes in the constant cycle of giving and receiving which completes us as human beings.  Below is a listing of most recent activities:

2000 PTO President, Academy Charter School, Castle Rock, CO
2001 Classroom Assistant; Cory Elementary, Denver, Colorado
2002 Cherry Creeks Arts Festival; Denver, CO
2003 Sons of Italy NG, Denver, CO
2003 Classroom Assistant; Cory Elementary, Denver, Colorado
2003 Cherry Creeks Arts Festival; Denver, CO
2003-2004 Art Assistant; Cory Elementary, Denver, Colorado
2003 Ronald McDonald House; Denver, CO
2003 Bonfils Blood Donor, Denver, CO
2004 Art Instructor; Art Night, Cory Elementary, Denver, Colorado
2004 Ronald McDonald House; Denver, CO
2004 Andiamo!; Denver, CO
2004 Rcky Mntn Italian American Chamber of Commerce, Denver, CO
2004 Sons of Italy NG, Denver, CO
2004 Bonfils Blood Donor, Denver, CO
2005 PTO; Merrill Middle School, Denver, CO
2005 Ronald McDonald House; Denver, CO
2005 Bonfils Blood Donor, Denver, CO
2006 Italian American Business Association, Denver, CO
2006 PTO; Merrill Middle School, Denver, CO
2006 Ronald McDonald House; Denver, CO
2006 Mt Carmel Men’s Club; Denver, CO
2006 Doors Open Denver, Denver CO
2006 Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Littleton, CO
2006 Botanic Gardens Birdhaus Bash, Denver, CO
2006 Earthlink for Colorado, Denver, CO
2007 Italian American Business Association, Denver, CO
2007 Ronald McDonald House; Denver, CO
2007 Bonfils Blood Donor, Denver, CO
2007 Andiamo Italian Cart Artist 
2008 Italian American Business Association, Denver, CO
2008 Bonfils Blood Donor, Denver, CO
2008 Ronald McDonald House; Denver, CO
2009 Italian American Business Association, Denver, CO

 

Education

BA Bachelor of Visual Arts,
University of Northern Colorado; Greeley CO  

MAS Master of Applied Science,
University of Denver; Denver, CO