Cynthia began painting part time while living in Seattle, Washington. After many years of pursuing a career in corporate advertising, she returned to Florida. She now devotes all her time to painting.
She says, "Painting 'en plein air' is an exciting challenge trying to capture the ever changing play of light and shadow. Using nature as inspiration, does not mean simply duplicating the scene. Rather, my goal is to give the viewer the sense of actually being in the beautiful landscape".
Cynthia has earned a BFA from Florida State University, an MFA from the University of Florida and has studied at the Seattle Academy of Fine Art with artist William Elston. Her work is exhibited and collected widely.
Galleries: Icehouse Gallery, McIntosh FL / Florida Frame House & Gallery, Winter Park FL / Sanibel Art & Frame, Sanibel FL
Exhibits: "Florida-Native Visions", Island Fine Art, Crescent Beach FL / "Images: A Festival of Arts", New Smyrna Beach FL / "Artists in the Garden", EPCOT Center, Lake Buena Vista FL / "The Nature of Art in High Springs" Invitational Paintout & Exhibit, High Springs Gallery, High Springs FL / Plein Air Painting Demo, Mennello Museum, Orlando FL / Sidewalk Art Festival, Winter Park FL / "Landscape Invitational", Harris House-Atlanta Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach FL /
"Liquid Muse" Florida Museum of Art, DeLand FL / "American Impressionist Society Annual", Saks Galleries, Denver CO / "Crescent Beach Invitational" paintout, Island Fine Art / "Winter Park Paint Out", Polasek Museum, Winter Park FL / "Forgotten Coast Invitational Paint Out", Apalachicola FL / 11th Annual American Impressionist Society, Richland Fine Art, Nashville TN
Workshop: "Plein Air Painting", The Artists Workshop, New Smyrna Beach FL
Associations: Plein Air Florida / Oil Painters of America / American Impressionist Society / Maitland Art Center