CINDY R mathiasen
Thank you for visiting Cindy Rae Art.
Abstract Expressionism with twists of gold leaf and realism inspired by nature, words, and feeling.
Also home of "Cindy Rae's Backyard Birds"
"Cindy Rae's Backyard Birds"
My "little" hobby. Commission only.
I opened my eyes to the world on a winter solstice morning in the Loess Hills of southwest Iowa. That's all I got. Pretty ordinary baby boomer growing up in a herd of kids where every house on the block had a small herd as well. We roamed more than kids do now. Messing around is a good thing. Time to dream.
My creative spirit was there from the beginning with an active imagination. I would spend hours as a child reading/drawing/coloring/watching. As an adult, after raising children and a busy career in nursing, I began to work on my creative side. The opportunity to make art is a childhood dream come true but I had to do it. Every day. Draw, paint, make art. It was difficult, at first, to present myself as an artist to the world. But I have learned to fail and keep making art. I'm as proud of the art that never leaves the studio as those that sell. Every piece has a story, every piece is my gift to the world. My art resides in homes and business around the globe but the point is still to just make art.
My love of nature - whether it is watching birds feeding on the wall outside the kitchen window, contemplating the locust tree standing guard, or gazing into the sky provides inspiration. Life is full of surprises and every art piece has surprised me along its way. Those surprises are the best and make the piece its own.
As a predominantly abstract painter inspired by nature and landscape, my goal is to capture the feeling, the energy and the bring it to the viewer, giving a renewed sense of hope and inspiration.
My message to the world is make something, write something, hug the universe. Be you.