Known especially for her wildlife portraits on feathers, Cynthia loves to take a walk on the wild side of life with her unusual and surreal-inspired concepts. “I treat my canvases as an adventure in space and possibility. I like to take an idea, twist it, turn it and then add something else.”
A graduate of Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Cynthia began exploring creative thought and expression on paper using watercolours and, more recently, acrylic on slate, wood and feathers. She had to step back from painting on feathers to give her eyes and neck a much-needed break. Her lobster series has afforded her the joy of painting “big, using the brightest colours of the rainbow.”
Cynthia is a member of Visual Arts Nova Scotia as well as the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council in Annapolis Royal, N.S. She is also an associate member of the Society of Canadian Artists (National) and the Society of Canadian Painters in Water Colour. Her work has appeared in several shows and publications, both local and international. In 2016, her “Crow painted on a crow feather” was accepted into the juried national online exhibition of the Society of Canadian Artists. In 2017 her work “Manning Her Yards” was accepted into “Water Reflections,” the juried exhibition of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour. For more, visit www.facebook.com/cynthia.a.henry.3.