Hello, my name is Cynthia and I’m an artist. Whether the tool is a brush, pencil, or camera, active involvement in visual arts opens my eyes to the world around me. The world becomes more wondrous because of a heightened awareness of light and shadows.
Since 2009 I’ve been focused on watercolor. I’m largely self-taught through books, DVDs and of course YouTube. Painting with watercolor is an ongoing challenge. There’s always something new to learn. I feel so lucky to be able to spend time working with this medium.
In addition to watercolor I sketch. To build my skill, this needs to be a daily practice. I grew up believing I couldn’t draw. Once I sat down and applied a great deal of patience, I discovered that I could… but that monkey on my shoulder still whispers in my ear and brings back doubt.
In 2005 Brad and I moved to Southern Utah. In the small community of Kanab, I found an active artist’s group with access to a volunteer gallery. Although that group was dissolved in 2014, I’m a member of an online community at PaintingFriends.com, where the encouragement and inspiration is wonderful.
Before watercolor, I was an avid photographer. Although I started with 35mm color film, I eventually turned to medium format in black and white. I developed, printed, and framed my own works. When we moved, my darkroom was packed up and never unpacked. By the early 90’s a digital camera became my tool and a computer my darkroom.
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Thanks for visiting, Cynthia