From time spent outdoors and traveling to time spent in the studio Cyndi has always wanted to keep art a central focus in her life. Originally from Arizona, Cyndi attended college at Arizona State University where she obtained a degree in design from the College of Architecture. She later obtained a second degree in computer graphic design. This was followed by studies with a variety of artists including Tom Browning, Gretchen Lopez, Joshua Been and Betty Carr. Upon graduation Cyndi had an opportunity to live and work in Alaska at a remote fly-out fly fishing lodge where she was able to observe the wildlife and culture that abounds. Between the summer seasons in Alaska Cyndi spent five months in South America. She studied at a Spanish language school in Ecuador followed by working in a remote section of Chile.
As the time in Alaska came to a close she elected to relocate to Central America where she could focus on developing her skills as an artist while continuing to learn Spanish. Costa Rica became the country of choice and it was here that she opened a small art gallery close to the beach. She spent seven years living and working as an artist in this beautiful location. In addition to operating the gallery she spent each day creating new pieces of art which included paintings, murals and mosaics.
It was during this time that the love of flowers developed. I am fascinated by the forms, colors, depth and the play of light and shadow that interact to make a painting. Most of my paintings are close up, detailed compositions rather than a more overall view. I use thin layer upon layer of oil paint to achieve the translucency that I associate with all things in nature. In general these painting are colorful, detailed and large and grace the homes of clients around the world.
Cyndi now resides in the peaceful region of Oak Creek Canyon, outside of Sedona, Arizona. In addition to painting she is an Assistant Gallery Director at the Sedona Arts Center Gallery where she also displays her work.