Cynthia Quinn Artist Statement
My predilection to draw and paint was first exhibited as a young child. My mother would set me in front of an easel and I would paint for hours at a time. As I grew older, I loved to spend most of my time filling entire sketchbooks every few months and reading. The natural world was and is my muse. I am a devoted observer of nature and learning about flora and fauna.
Drawing, painting and teaching has been my focus the last two decades. But three years ago during a move and lack of studio for six months, I began to explore stitching and fiber arts as a medium to express myself. I found I could work just about any place and engaged with a wonderful group of encouraging, artistic women who share my new interest. It is rejuvenating to create art through this different lens. Using texture, embroidery threads, beads, and hand-dyed fabrics has added a whole new dimension to my vocabulary of expression. So goes my evolving process. I look forward to the twists and turns.