Cynthia is a Northwest-based artist, working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. She draws inspiration from the patterns, rhythms, and movement found in nature. The forest, grasslands, and misty waterways are the source for her semi-abstract images that capture the feeling of a moment, reflected through her unique vision.
After studying at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in Rome, Italy, and receiving her BFA, Cynthia was awarded a First Prize Fellowship in Painting from the Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation. She went on to pursue a career in marketing, while remaining active in art. Today, when she’s not in the studio, she volunteers with Artist Trust.
Artist Statement cynthiajhall.com
The seasonal cycle of life, growth, and decay in the landscape of the Pacific Northwest, provides me with a mysterious, compelling, and delightful source for my work. Influenced by weather, seasons, and light, my work is derived from the landscape, but abstracted, in a continuous search to present the essence of a place through an altered view.
Using a camera I explore the Northwest, searching for subject matter to create acrylic and oil paintings, pastels, and mixed media works on canvas and paper. Borrowing from the lines of grasses, the repetition in trees, and the reflections in waterways, I use quick marks combined with expressive colors to create the feeling of a moment, often with a twist, presenting a different view of a place that might otherwise be ordinary.