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Cindy R Mathisen


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I grew up in a herd of kids where every house on the block had a herd as well. We roamed more than kids do now.  Messing around is a good thing.  Time to dream.

And dream I did! With an active imagination taking me to all sorts of inner spaces,  I would spend hours as a child reading/drawing/coloring/watching. As an adult, after raising children and a busy career in nursing, I let the dreamer go full steam ahead and cultivated my creative side. The opportunity to make art is a childhood dream come true.  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 love the process. The paints, the brushes, the canvases.. just every bit. And every piece is a dynamic story. Living a different life for each person who sees.   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.

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