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Cindy House

Museum quality prints, each personally selected and approved by the artist.

Cindy began her career by illustrating A Guide to the Birds of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. She has illustrated numerous books including the National Geographic Society’s Guide to the Birds of North America, Book of North American Birds for the Reader’s Digest Association, and A Field Guide to Warblersin the Peterson Field Guide Series. She has exhibited numerous times at the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s ‘Birds in Art’ show. Her work is included in the permanent collection of that museum along with those of Bausch & Lomb Corporation and both the Rhode Island and the Massachusetts Audubon Societies. She is a member of the Society of Animal Artists. the Pastel Society of America and Artists for Conservation.

In the late 1980’s an exhibit of the landscape paintings of William Merritt Chase at the National Gallery in Washington, DC so inspired Cindy that she immediately enrolled in a pastel workshop given by Albert Handel. The focus of her work gradually changed from bird portraiture and illustrations in watercolor to that of pastel landscapes. Cindy has since studied the works of many of the French and American Impressionists and the Group of Seven in Canada. In describing her work, she feels that it has been greatly influenced by impressionism but developed into a technique that, in the end, is considered realism.

Cindy considers the greatest gift given to her by her mother was the ability to see and observe the splendor of the natural world. She now uses that gift to express herself with pastels and occasionally oils. Her goals in painting are twofold – to depict the beauty of commonplace segments of the environment and to capture a particular moment in time.

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