Cynthia grew up in the coastal enclave of Corona Del Mar, surrounded by seaside beauty and introduced to art by her mother, who was both a fine artist and graphic artist. She was led to a love of creating at an early age. She began enriching her life with art classes in Laguna Beach, beginning in high school, taking classes at the Laguna Art School (now LCAD). It was during her teens she became interested in printmaking, which has become a lifelong pursuit, among painting in oils.
She graduated from UCSB with a double major in history and studio art. She became a graphic artist and an art director for magazines. In her late twenties, Cynthia had a near death experience, which gave her a deep understanding of just how short life can be. She reviewed her priorities and decided what she did not want to miss. From that point forward she made time during every week to produce art.
Fun Factoids about Cynthia:
1. She plays tennis, hikes, and snorkels.
2. She loves to gather a group around a good meal and see where the conversation goes.
3. A childhood friend predicted who Cynthia would marry. Cynthia was told she should marry this childhood friend's fiance's brother. Cynthia thought it was an odd comment, since she was currently in a six year relationship with another guy, who she thought she would marry. In the end her friend was right, and they became sisters-in-law. She has been married to her supportive husband, Jim, for 30 years.
4. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society for over 25 years.
Cynthia was Artist in Residence for the Volcan Mountain Foundation in 2016, capturing in oils, the change of seasons through the cycles of the plant life in the Volcan Mountain Wilderness area. Her 10 painting series is currently travelling to different locations throughout Southern California.
She has learned to slow down and look more carefully, "the more you look, the more you see." Learning to love careful observation led her to the challenge of capturing the subtleties of light and shadow as they reach around each object.