Artisan in Residence
Cindy’s love of painting is not limited to subject matter. She paints what she loves. Her fun-loving spirit shines through the color she uses in the creation of each work of art. She enjoys using color and clean brush strokes in her whimsical work. Two of the artists she is inspired by are, Carol Marine and Quang Huang.
Cindy was awarded the 2018 Tulip Time Art in Bloom competition for her Piece “Together” which was adopted as the official Tulip Time Logo of 2018. She is a four time top 20 AIB Artist. She is a native of Michigan and graduate of Kendall School of Design. She began her career as a children’s illustrator for Ohio Art Toy Company which lead her to H.H. Cutler Company in Grand Rapids as the Creative Art Director and Designer for Children’s Apparel. After a ten year career with H.H. Cutler Company she began doing freelance work for children’s educational materials and toys.
Following the birth of her twin boys, she retired from commercial art. Several years later her creativity began to manifest itself in fine arts as she began working with pastels, oils and acrylics.