Plein Air Paintings
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220 Fishing Cove Rd.
N. Kingstown, Rhode Island, 02852
Cindy is nationally recognized in both watercolors and oils, painting the grand landscapes of the western mountains and coastal shorelines.
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 lead 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 in their Continuing Ed., Department.
Her passion in the arts began with pastels, which then led to watercolors and in 2000 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 artist 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, teaching her skills around the country and Continuing Education classes to teachers. She has had the privilege of judging many award shows and has been featured in numerous publications.
Her paintings reflect the beauty that is found in nature, if you take the time to study the colors around you. She can capture beauty in a blustering storm or the tranquil air of everyday places. Her portraitures relay a story of human life as though they were family or friend. The versatility of mediums, subjects, keeps her energized, excited and creative. Her paintings are very much influenced and directed by the other.
35th International Maritime, Mystic, David Thimgan Award 2014
American Watercolor Society, signature status 2000
OPA Awarded signature status 2012
OPA National Show and Landscape Merit Award 2011
OPA National Show, 2010 to 2014
OPA Eastern Regional 2009 to 2013
Salon Legacy, Scottsdale, Arizona
Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, Texas
Easton Plein-Air, Maryland
Sedona Plein-Air, Arizona
International Maritime Show, Mystic, Ct. 2010 to 2014
Modern Marine Masters Show, Mystic, Ct. 2010 to 2014
American Impressionist Society, 2013, 2014
Arts for the Parks, Honorable Award 2006
Journey Home Gallery Solo Show, 2005, 2006
Allentown Arts Festival, Best of Show Award 2000
Fairfax Fine Arts, Virginia, Solo Show 2001
American Watercolor Society shows 1994 to 2001
St Joe Valley Watercolor Society from 1986 to 2008
Southern Allegany Museum of Art 1986 to 1992
Plein-Air Magazine, Artist Profile, March issue 2014
The Artist Magazine, 1999 Profile
The Artist Magazine, 1995 3rd Place Award
Southwest Art, The Art Collector, Art Connoisseur
Coastal Life Magazine 2009
Big Sky Journal, Homestead Magazine 2009
A. Banks Fine Art, Bozeman, Montana
Howard/Mandville Fine Art, Kirkland, Washington
Bella Muse Gallery, Ogden, Utah
Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Ct.
Tilting at Windmills Gallery, Manchester Center, Vermont
Highlands Art Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey
American Watercolor Society
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society