After a 30-year career as an award winning graphic artist and owner of a full-service design and advertising firm Cindy retired in Dec. 2013. Cindy now works most days in her studio, experimenting with wax and dyes. The transition from a graphic artist to a batik artist is less of a leap than one might think, batiks are very graphic, images must be broken down into shapes and colors, and the process of creating colors through a series of dipping the cloth into multiple colored dye baths takes a lot of thought and planning. It’s the kind of analytical thinking done constantly by a graphic artist.
She initially learned batik from a workshop with Wendy Tatter in St. Augustine, and began to exploring batik on her own. In 2013 she studied with Beth and Jonathan Evans, accomplished batik artists in Colorado. A large percentage of her work is based on her personal interactions with nature, hiking deep into the woods looking for solitary spots to inspire her next batiks. Many but not all are Northern Florida subjects. There is a new series of Havana, Cuba, along with a emerging effort to adapt the traditional indonesian style of patterns of nature into her representational landscapes.
Currently her work can be seen at Amiro Art & Found Gallery on Aviles Street, St. Augustine Florida.
CURRENT & UPCOMING
Sept 23, 2017- Jan 6 2018 CROSS CREEK RISING – The Consciousness of Land and Water, Thomas Center Galleries, Gainesville, Florida
Oct 6-Nov 1, 2017: SAAA Nature Members Show, St. Augustine FL
Ongoing "selected works at, Amiro Art & Found, Aviles Street, St. Augustine.
PAST JURIED EXHIBITIONS
April 28- June 28 2017 Contemporary Fiber in Florida, Florida Craft Art, St. Petersburg, Florida
Jan-March 2017 Natures Precision, Jacksonville International Airport Exhibition.
Jan 6-Feb 9, Perspectives in Fiber: A juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art, Lake Worth, FL
Dec 6 - Jan 2, 2017 National Juried Fine Art Craft Guild, Art League of Hilton Head Gallery, Hilton Head, SC
Sept 23-Nov 9: 26th Annual Juried All Florida Show, Arts Council of Martin County, Stuart FL
July-Aug 31, 2016: SAAA Nature and Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine FL
June-Sept 2016: Invitational Instructors Show The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts, Highlands NC
August 2016: "From Head to Toe" Guest Artist Exhibit, Southlight Gallery
June 2016: "Fresh Air"- Southlight Summer Guest Exhibition, Jacksonville FL
March 2016: Kent Campus Gallery, FSCC in Jacksonville. One of two featured artists.
Dec 2015-Jan 7: Small Things Considered Group Show, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna, FL
September 25-27 2015: Ann Benton Invitational Showing, Highlands, NC
July 28-August 31, 2015: SAAA Nature and Wildlife Exhibition, St. Augustine FL
Dec 2014-Jan 3: Small Things Considered Group Show, Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna, FL
October, 2017 Fundamentals of Batik Workshop at The Northside Community Center, St. Augustine, FL contact me for registration.
June 26-30 2017 Fundamentals of Batik at The Bascom Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC
May 9-13, 2016 Fundamentals of Fine Art Batik at The Bascom Center for Visual Arts, Highlands, NC
4th Place "Secret Falls" Fall Member Show St Augustine Art Association
Honorable Mention "Dunn's Creek Grasses" CROSS CREEK RISING – The Consciousness of Land and Water, Thomas Center Galleries
Honorable Mention "Heron Over Paines Praire" Contemporary Fiber in Florida, Florida Craft Art, St. Petersburg, Florida
Honorable Mention "St. Augustine Skyline" in All Things Florida Show St Augustine Art Association
3rd Place 26th Annual Juried All Florida Show, Arts Council of Martin County, Stuart FL
1st Place "Pacific Coast Dunes" in Fall Member Show St Augustine Art Association
Honorable Mention "Heron Over Paines Praire" in Fresh Air Guest Artist Exhibit, Southlight Gallery Jacksonville, FL
4th place “Children Climbing Tree” in "The Best of the Best" Honors Show St Augustine Art Association
Honorable Mention “Moses Creek Live Oak” in All Things Florida Show St Augustine Art Association
1st Place for batik “Moccasin Branch” in St. Augustine Art Association Fall Members Show.
Merit Award for batik “Old Wisteria Vine” in Nature & Wildlife Exhibit St. Augustine Art Association
1st Place for batik “Boys Flying Diptych” in Figure & Portrait Exhibit St. Augustine art Association
2nd Place for batik “Burned Pine Forest” Viva Florida Show St. Augustine Art Association