Cindy is nationally recognized in both watercolors and oils. Her landscapes of the western mountains and coastal shorelines reflect the beauty that is found in nature. She captures beauty in a blustering storm or the tranquil air of everyday places. Her portraits convey a story of human life as though they were family or friend. The versatility of mediums and subjects keeps her energized, excited and creative.
Cindy was raised in South Bend, Indiana, and has had the experience of living all over the country. Her art career started early when a teacher noticed her drawings, which led to weekends assisting teachers at the Art Center in town. She is a full time artist and conducts workshops and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design.Read more
Her passion in the arts began with pastels, which led to watercolors, and in 2000 she was awarded signature status of The American Watercolor Society. In 2012, she became a signature member of Oil Painters of America, and is among a small group of artists that has received acknowledgment from her peers in both mediums. A plein-air painter enthusiast and her extensive travels have given Cindy an abundance of information and knowledge, which she shares with her students. She has become a highly sought after instructor and teaches her skills around the country. She has also judged many award shows and has been featured in numerous publications.