Joined Feb 7 2012
I often align my work closely to musical composition. When I approach the creation of a new work of art, I am seeking a visceral response to the lyrical quality unfolding within the work. Sometimes that is represented in a harmonious, quiet painting with soft tones, represented in kind by the palette and treatment of the shapes and edges within, perhaps punctuated by a moment of discord for emphasis, and other times it is like a symphony with layers of color and movement. My intention is to create a sonata of interlocking monologues that engage the viewer. Working in oils, mostly alla prima, I emphasize a more organic aesthetic. By expressing spontaneous, direct feeling, there is an energy and vibration created in my current work that emphasizes essential movement, form and color, while eliminating extraneous detail, leaving the viewer with the origin of the image, and the moment that inspired it’s creation.
Cindy's professional career began in 1984 in New York City at the International Center for Photography and Magnum Photos, leading to a career as a photo editor, researcher and photographer at Photo Researchers, and Gamma/Liaison Intl.
A self-taught painter, Cindy transitioned from photography into oil painting in 2005 after moving to Bucks County, PA. Recently there has been a shift in her work, emphasizing a more organic aesthetic. Working mostly Alla Prima, there is an energy and vibration created in her current work that emphasizes essential movement, form and color, while eliminating extraneous detail, leaving the viewer with the origin of the image, and the moment that inspired it’s creation.
Her nationally and internationally acclaimed work has been displayed, collected, published, and featured in numerous books, magazines, electronic media, galleries, and private collections. She currently resides and works in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.