Well hello! I am proud to say that last month I received First Place for Tampa Regional Artists' Hellzapoppin' Show. Its their annual abstract, surrealistic, expressionistic and spooky show (just for Halloween!). It was for my recently completed painting "Into the Cave" and it knocked off the socks of the judge and local artist Beth Kokol when she walked into the door of Old Hyde Park Art Center in Tampa, Fl. Here's what she had to say about "Into the Cave:"
"Cynthia’s piece hit every one of the criteria that had been set by the theme as well
as all of the things I mentioned above. Her use of color and contrast were spot on
and moved the eye around the canvas. She clearly took a chance on subject matter
and that paid off for her. It told a story and I wanted to see and know more."
Current painting progress:
I'm nearly done with the "Bill Monster" acrylic painting and am starting to work on the "I don't like how the red one tastes". You can keep up to date on my progress and short videos on my Instagram (follow me too if you'd like). But for those not on there, the "Bill Monster" has been giving me the ups and downs, since it involves both me and my father's stories of cancer, his not having my happy ending which is why it is a tough one.