I believe that the beauty and vibrancy of paintings serve as a joyful presence amidst the realities of this world.
Hi, I’m Cyd.
I am a painter, visual storyteller, and teacher.
I am a lifelong artist from a long lineage of creatives. I am a survivor and a warrior on a healing journey. I am a believer in possibilities, a seeker of truth, and a traveler following the compass of courage and compassion.
I deeply believe that creativity is my true path to wellbeing.
For me, art is the smell of turpentine, the laughter of children messy with tempera, the way music envelopes your senses. It is forefront in my memories — a constant presence of unconditional love, happiness, beauty, and joy. Art has always been there, always been a part of my soul.
It is perhaps paint, rather than blood that flows through my veins.
Born into a multi-generational family of artists, my artistic journey has been nurtured since childhood. My family encouraged and supported me as I explored new mediums — from early drawings and carvings, to music and fiber art and costume design.
In 1994 I found what I thought was my deep passion — sculpture. I cherished the days of molding the warm brown clay into figures, working to capture the special loving moments portrayed by each piece.
Eight years later, after overcoming cancer, I realized, to my surprise, that I no longer wanted to work in dark clays and waxes anymore. I craved color. And thus, painting became my medium and true love.
Painting — My True Love
Painting is my passion and my purpose.