CHERI DUNNIGAN is a master goldsmith and nationally recognized landscape painter. She grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Born with a creative drive, and being blessed with parents who recognized and fostered both her artistic interests and ambitions, she was able to begin to develop her artistic talents and an early age. She made her first piece of jewelry at the age of 15. This experience lit a passion and set the course of her studies over the next 7 years. This led her to the Cleveland Institute of Art where she studied with John Paul Miller and earned a 5 year Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree specifically in Silversmithing in 1978. Having majored in silversmithing and jewelry design, she worked for many years as a designer craftsman, maintaining a retail studio and showroom in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.