"My art is a diary of my nature to be wild and free..."
I was born in Renton, Washington on September 17th, 1946. In the wake of my father's army career, my family spent years moving from place to place on both the East and West coasts of the United States, and overseas where we experienced the cultures of Japan and Germany. We settled permanently in Carmel Valley in 1960.
I studied art at Carmel High School under Al Hagedorn, learning the Nicolaides technique, as well as pen and ink and oils. Four years of line, color and composition with Anita DeCarlo are my foundation. I have studied under local artists including Girard Martin and especially Dick Crispo, a constant mentor, and I continue to take plain air classes to gather with fellow artists and sit safely to paint and enjoy the collaboration and critiques.
In 1973 I sold pressed flower pictures at Madsen's Gallery on Cannery Row, and in 1998 began selling my paintings in Big Sur at a co-op gallery. That same year, Grovescapes started carrying my oils and watercolors, and in later years my abstract acrylics.
I am a member of the Central Coast Art Association, and have won two second place awards: in 2001 for a watercolor, and an oil in 2003. I am also an original member of the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation, and have shown my work at the MPAF Gallery since it's opening in 2000.
My art is a diary of my nature to be wild and free, a challenge to explore an inner mystery commenting to paint and canvas the explanation. It's a freedom I allow myself.
Contact Cindra at 831.620-5443 for more information.