Cherie Daly

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

Making abstract art is how I make sense of the world. I try to make a deep connection with others through my work. I play with paint and pastels, spatulas and squeegees, exploring relationships between shapes and lines, colors and textures. I paint intuitively, taking a risk by focusing on the process and letting the final result be uncontrolled. I working with acrylic paint, pastels and some collage.

Art was an enjoyable pastime while I had a career in public service and raised my family. In 2016 I studied at Central Technical in the Adult Art Program and developed a studio art practice. I have been inspired by non-objective and abstract artists, such as abstract expressionists, the Canadian group Painters Eleven and the Bay Area Figurative Artists, and of course, Picasso.

I enjoy exploring and playing in my Toronto studio and my "garage" studio at my cottage in Muskoka.


Inside the Studio


Best season of the year in Toronto


Describe your home in 3 words

Home in a Park

What places do you hang out in Toronto?

Beach and Glen Stewart Ravine

Favourite artist(s) right now

Louise Fletcher,

Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Confident, decisive, risk-taker

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Walking my dogs at the beach or the ravine or at the cottage.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Summer Show


Riverdale ArtWalk

Select Past Exhibitions

Riverdale Artwalk - June


FCA Spring Forward Exhibition


FCA 365 Online Exhibition


Oshawa Art Association
Honourable Mention - Abstract


Central Technical School
Adult Art Program

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