Artist posing with her paintings
Artist Cynthia Inson with her paintings

How do you describe success?
Cynthia Inson: I describe and realize success as an artist to be related directly to me setting goals, reaching those goals, setting new ones, and continually feeling maybe not comfort but encouragement to grow as an artist. For example, a goal was to create a website, done, another was to start doing ads in Plein Air magazine. Done. Another is to be juried into National Shows and be recognized in a National Arts Magazine. Goals will, of course be different for each artist, but these are some of mine.

What is the best thing about being an artist?
Cynthia Inson: The very best thing about being an artist is the continual critical self-analysis of my work, that in turn, if I am paying attention, pushes me to improve my work. Visually it is so very exciting when I step back and see a breakthrough! I love analyzing the abstractions of forms, light, and color.

To see more of Cynthia’s work, visit:

oil painting of teapot vase with roses in it
Cynthia Inson, “Garden Party”, oil, 24 x 12 in., 2023
oil painting of desert landscape; two mountain peaks with path leading through
Cynthia Inson, “Diablo Canyon”, oil, 20 x 10 in., 2023


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