About the artist

Cynthia with her son Victor the IV at 2017 Bay Area 10 Art Show Reception in South Tampa.

I attained my Bachelor’s in Art Studio from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida in 2006.

In 2012, I began to etch glass using hand-cut and painted stencils, completing multiple commissions in the process. My etchings resulted from the negative space of the stencils themselves: undulating lines, patterns and figures against clear, colored and textured glass. After the birth of my only son in 2016, I left my full-time job of 10 years with Valpak to pursue art full-time.

In painting, I focus on symbolism and the stories they can tell with limited acrylic palettes and textures. My latest series is about Cancer. I am a childhood cancer survivor and my father passed from Lung Cancer in 2016 (before my son was born). This series is a reflection on how we remembered the stress, fear of death, loss and the differences between child and adult memories of the same experiences. I split my art time between painting and etching glass.

It is my goal to use the sales from the glass etchings to support the production and exhibition of the Cancer series. In the future, I want to include other's stories about Cancer alongside my own. I intend to donate a percentage of proceeds raised from the Cancer series to fund cancer research and provide assistance to families going through treatment and or loss.