Acrylic Artist Cherie Monteferrante

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Cherie Monteferrante in AndiamoAndiamo! November 2009

By Joe Aiello

There are few things more disheartening than to wake up late in life and regret not having ever pursued a dream. “That almost happened to me, but fortunately my heart overruled my head,” exclaims 39 year old Cherie Monteferrante. “I floundered for years in the job market with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and a Masters degree in Technology. It wasn’t until I realized that I was treating my passion for painting like a hobby instead of a livelihood.”

Born in West Palm Beach, Florida, Cherie Monteferrante has always had a flair for creativity. She recalls, “the first affirmation of my talent came when I won a state art competition in 5th grade. From that moment on I waized about being a descendent of his bloodline! Later on in my life, however, I gravitated more towards Monet because of his work with colors f g beauty isn’t making appearances at a variety of functions within the community, or taking her daughter to martial arts classes, she can be found searching for outlandish fashions in all the area costume shoppes and second-hand clothiers.