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Cindy is an accomplished oil painter, watercolorist, gouache and mixed media maker, whose work has been featured in galleries across the Southwest. Her work has appeared in Southwest Art Magazine and has participated in and received awards at juried/invitational events from the American Impressionist Society, Plein Air Painters of Colorado, Arizona Plein Air Painters, Laguna Plein Air Painters, Borrego Springs Invitational, Sedona Art Center, the Prescott Plein Air Festival and many more. 

She has served on the panel of judges for juried shows including the 50th Anniversary of the Catalina Festival of the Arts. Cindy has also held multiple solo exhibitions at the MayoClinic, a place that holds very special meaning to her.

Cindy received a BFA degree from Arizona State University and many workshops with respected artists, and hours with her mentor, Darlene Swaim. Her greatest art influences include Sheila Hicks, Louise Nevelson, Paul Cezanne, Richard Diebenkorn, and more.

She is a Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of Colorado and a Founding Member of the Arizona Plein Air Painters.  Cindy is inspired by the natural world and loves to share her passion with others through plein air workshops in California and her native state of Arizona. Her classes seek to make painting less intimidating for the novice and communicate the importance of painting from life. The concepts she teaches are to learn to see, not imitate what others do but see for themselves and then learn the tools/skills of painting so the student can find their own voice. Her choice of media depends totally upon what the scene demands.

Plein Air Artist’s of Colorado – Signature Member
Sedona Art Center – Artist Member
Arizona Plein Air Painters – Founding Member
Prescott Arts Journey- Team Member Book Reviews
Gallery Representation: Carré D Artistes Sedona, Az
Instructor for Etchr_studio