A master goldsmith and nationally recognized landscape painter, Cheri Dunnigan was born and grew up just outside of Boston, Massachusetts and now lives and works in Naples, Florida.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a fine arts degree where she studied with John Paul Miller in silver-smithing before continuing on to become a sought after jeweler known for intricately woven complex forms.
“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 hope that my work in some small way will cause the viewer to pause and appreciate the beauty in creation.” – Cheri Dunnigan