Cindy is nationally recognized in both watercolors and oils, painting the grand landscapes of the western mountains and coastal shorelines. Cindy was raised in South Bend, Indiana and has had the experience of living all over the country. Her art career started early when a teacher noticed her drawings, which lead to weekends assisting teachers at the Art Center in town. She is a full time artist and conducts workshops and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design in their Continuing Ed., Department. Her passion in the arts began with pastels, which then led to watercolors and in 2000 was awarded signature status of The American Watercolor Society. In 2012, she became a signature member of Oil Painters of America, and is among a small group of artist that has received acknowledgment from her peers in both mediums. A plein-air painter enthusiast and her extensive travels, have given Cindy an abundance of information and knowledge, which she shares with her students. She has become a highly sought after instructor, teaching her skills around the country and Continuing Education classes to teachers. She has had the privilege of judging many award shows and has been featured in numerous publications. Her paintings reflect the beauty that is found in nature, if you take the time to study the colors around you. She can capture beauty in a blustering storm or the tranquil air of everyday places. Her portraitures relay a story of human life as though they were family or friend. The versatility of mediums, subjects, keeps her energized, excited and creative. Her paintings are very much influenced and directed by the other.