“I paint images I find in nature that attract me by their abstract shapes and vibrant colors and I am especially drawn to the colors created by the effects of light. I look closely for subtle shifts of color and attempt to enhance them in my paintings. I am first drawn to a subject as it relates to its environment, but eventually paint only a portion or close-up view. The intimate view I provide in my paintings best expresses the importance of the individual to the whole and its contribution. I have always been attracted to watercolor because of the luminosity and transparency of the medium.”
Cynthia taught Far Eastern Art at Chico State University for a number of years and has now shifted her focus to watercolor painting instruction. She teaches watercolor classes at Ninth Avenue Gallery & Studio in Chico, CA and is also available for private and/or group instruction.