About

 

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.

I hope you enjoy looking at my artwork…. and if you do, please subscribe to receive my blog updates by email.

Thanks for visiting,  Cynthia