Featured Artist… Cynthia Reid!

Cynthia Reid FlowerMosaic AddisonArt

Flower Mosaic by Cynthia Reid / Image: AddisonArt.com

How’s this to brighten up a dreary day? I love these nice bright colors, it’s so happy! We can’t complain here in Charleston, SC about gloomy weather… we had a day of rain, which was so nice… an all day gentle rain. I happen to love those kinds of days, but from what I can gather I’m some sort of anomaly when it comes to weather… I hear others say WHERE IS THE SUN after a day or two of clouds… I say WHERE ARE THE CLOUDS, hee hee… Fall, Winter and the beginning of spring are what we live for here in Charleston…

Here’s a blip about Cynthia from the Addison Art Gallery website:

Cynthia Reid left a successful career as a physician to pursue a passion for painting that had consistently increased while she was practicing medicine. Her interest in art began when she was young and painted with her paternal grandparents, both of whom were oil painters. 

An avid gardener, Cynthia finds inspiration in gardens and in travels throughout the U.S. and Canada. Some of her paintings, especially those featuring poppy fields and lily ponds, reflect scenes from recent trips to France.

In working with oil paints, Cynthia uses a palette knife technique to juxtapose complementary, vibrant colors to recreate the joy, beauty, and textures of the natural world. She believes that painting is about trusting her intuition and the process, while being open to the unpredictable. Her contemporary impressionist style keeps mystery in the painting.

A member of the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters of America, she has studied with Kevin Macpherson and abstract expressionist, Josh Goldberg.
Artist’s Statement
I paint because I have a passion for expressing the beauty of the natural world. Using a palette knife and oil paints allows me to capture that beauty by recreating nature’s varying textures, color, and movement. These three elements are seen in my recent works — bold sunflowers, vibrant poppies, dancing irises, and waterscapes.

My intention is that each painting allows the viewer to enjoy a sense of being in a particular place. I believe that the viewer completes every work of art and want my paintings to start a conversation.

Now THAT is a love of art! Stop by the Addison Art Gallery website to view more of Cynthia’s work, or stop by Cynthia’s website to see more great work!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

4 thoughts on “Featured Artist… Cynthia Reid!

  1. Jerry Stocks

    You picked a winner in Cynthia Reid. I just love her style and her colors. She reminds me of the style of Alice Schille whose work I admire tremendously.


  2. Thank you Barbara for featuring my art and thank you Jerry for introducing me to Alice Schille. We have quite a bit in common (Carolinas, love of our home, art, garden, dogs, food…). I lived in Charlotte,NC where I was a pathologist and often visited Charleston where my husband and I spent time on Seabrook Island. I learned to garden in the Carolinas and now get challenged here in the Sonoran Desert, but I do love our sunshine and color.


    1. Cynthia, it was a pleasure to feature you. Your work is bright and cheerful, a wonderful addition to any room! Ahhh, Seabrook Island! You would pass our area on your way too Seabrook! How exciting, the Sonoran Desert!! I look forward to seeing more of your work! Nice to meet you Cynthia!


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