A native of the architecturally progressive prairie town of Columbus, Indiana, Cynthia was formally educated in art. Her mother ran the art gallery at The Commons, which was positioned in view of Jean Tinguely’s Chaos sculpture, a working masterpiece. She has been the recipient of several grants, the funds of which have enabled projects such as Stories About Mountaintop Removal, The Counterpane, and Freedom Summer Paintings: A Mississippi Season of Harassment, Terrorism and Progress. Currently in the studio is an anti-racism series as well as a save the planet because we must series. There’s so much work to do.
She is involved in Overstamped: an ongoing 30 year postcard collaboration with Leslie Keats of San Francisco. More than 1400 postcards have been created and circulated. Currently she has some recent pieces on display at Atèa and at Le Deauville in Lexington, and she works out of studios at both her home and 199 E. Loudon Avenue. She is exhibiting some landscape paintings at St. Joseph’s Hospital East in Lexington March 18 – May 31, 2023.
Cynthia does not hate the shorter days and lower angle of the sun and doesn’t throw away much.