Cherie was born and raised in Calgary, and developed her keen sensitivity for the magic of Mountain and Prairie light on a cloud, a seed pod, a flower, a tree. Her recordings of the visual cycles of light, life and spirit in nature are reflected in her work.
Living in the Rocky Mountains of Canmore and Waterton Lakes, Alberta, has influenced her perception of line and form in nature’s design. She has studied both the making and the teaching of Art, through Art, Art History and Silversmithing courses at the University of Calgary, and the Alberta College of Art and Design.
Following careers in academia, municipal planning and management consulting, Cherie has chosen to combine her entrepreneurial spirit with her lifelong passion for art and design and established It’s a Wrap in 2004. Her signature Stained Glass Card Collection© and related products have been enthusiastically received in government, academic, corporate and private sectors in Canada the United States and Europe