Born in Goshen, New York, Cynthia has two daughters and five grandchildren. Before migrating to South Carolina, she retired as Exec. Vice Pres. of the largest privately owned medical billing company in New York State,. At this time, she is able to concentrate on her real passion, to produce art.
She resides with her husband, Ralph, on Lady's Island enjoying the blending of their two families. Having her studio at home has been a gift that is priceless.
After returning from a trip to China, her senses were filled with a new vision of silk and its many wonders, including the flow of paint and dyes on its fibers. Painting on silk has brought a new excitement to her art and her scarves are sold in local boutiques in Beaufort and local galleries.
Her extensive travels have sparked a need to create the beauty she has personally explored. Beaufort, S.C, has become a very special place in which to work, show and learn from fellow artists. Her work has appeared in local galleries and juried group exhibitions.
Cynthia studied sculpture with Richard Pagan and many of her pieces have found a home with collectors. She has also has worked with Nancy (Carver) Thompson, Pat San Soucie, AWS., (d.f.), NWS, WHS., Eric Weigardt, AWS., NWS., Virgina Hughes (noted local artist) , Tom Lynch and Jamie Kirkell (well known for his painting on silk ).
In 2012, under the guidance of Suzanne Punch (Master Silk Painter) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, every day became of deeper love of silk painting. New ideas, techniques and experimenting with different dyes, silks, substances and a willingness to explore resulted in a feeling of great accomplishment.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS :
Beaufort Art Assoc. - Corresponding Secretary
Arts Council of Beaufort County
South CarolinaWatermedia Society
All About Art - past Vice Pres.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Hilton Head Art League
Society of Bluffton Artist
Fiber Artist of Beaufort
Silk Painters International
Tel : 843.521.9054
Hours:Monday - Friday : 11 AM to 6 PM
and Saturdays : 12 - 3 PM