Cherie resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with her son, Isaiah. She received a B.F.A and Associates degree in Art History and Psychology from Mount St. Joseph University. Her concentration was in painting, yet she also enjoys various mediums such as glass, pastels, ceramics, etc. She draws inspiration from various facets of life in its many art forms and from her studies in psychology. Cherie believes that art is therapeutic and should be encouraged in everyone and emphasized this belief by implementing various arts and character building activities for children during her employment with Cincinnati Public Schools for more than 2 decades.
Cherie has exhibited paintings at Grailville in Loveland, Ohio; and displayed her creations in Beechmont Arts Fair in 2006. She’s presented her work in student art exhibitions at San Giuseppe Gallery from 2007-2013. In 2007, her cast resin sculpture, “Isaiah” was awarded the Annual Library Art Prize at College of Mount St. Joseph in The Archbishop Alter Library’s permanent collection. In 2012, she was featured at Cleveland Crafts and Art Festival. Cherie was a 2013 Summerfair recipient and exhibited works at Clifton Cultural Arts Center.
She pursued Extended Learning Opportunities in Cairo, Egypt in 2008, foreign studies in Paris, France and the UK through London, England’s Richmond University in 2010. In 2015, she was awarded the pleasure and opportunity to instruct art activities to Cuban students in Havana, Cuba during graduate studies inMulti-Cultural Special Education. She was thoroughly inspired, enriched and immersed in Cuba's vibrant arts and cultural environment.
She participates in figure drawing workshops through Manifest Gallery at Essex Studios. Cherie anticipates on writing and illustrating children's books, teaching, creating and continuing her post graduate education in the arts and beyond.