||Cheryl Polcaro was born in Connecticut. Having a life long love of art, she obtained her BFA from Montserrat College of Art in 1999. She developed a love of printmaking and photo transfer methods late in art school and has been enjoying the process of manipulating images and adding her own painterly details ever since. Cheryl has also shared a close bond with animal life since childhood and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2003. She then moved into the field of Emergency Veterinary Medicine which strengthened that bond even further and brought a depth and intensity to her art work which often explores themes involving animal life, fairy tales, and childhood. She has shown her work in galleries nationwide. Cheryl currently works in her studio at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. All are welcome to come to the Open Studios event held the first Saturday of every month from 12-5pm and visit her at studio #323. She currently resides in Massachusetts with her husband, dog, and 3 cats.