About Cynthia

“Focused observation that gets inside of my subjects and communicates their essence is my goal.”

Recently I have been using impressions and memories to finish my paintings. I prefer to work from life as much as possible, but many times my subject is unavailable before I complete an image. Starting a painting from life and then finishing using my recollections has produced imagery less tied to the literal.

I have been painting in oils and watercolor for 25 years, and I am a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. The reason I paint? I never tire of the challenges and how it develops my awareness of the world around me.

See Cynthia’s paintings at-

The River Arts on Water Gallery, 590 Water Street, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

Cluck the Chicken Store, 6904 Paoli Road, Paoli, WI 53508

Cynthia Quinn Bio

“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” -Edward Hopper