Oil painting of boats in a harbor

The Lights of Morro Bay
By Cynthia Rosen
Oil on panel
30 x 48 in.
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Just try to keep up with artist Cynthia Rosen. There’s bit of gypsy in her soul. The safe bet is you’ll find her outside, plein air painting. And she generally likes to “go big or go home!”

“Working on location is the spring in my diving board! Painting in the field to limitless color, ever-changing light and the sound of a spinning world engages and challenges both perceptions and expression,” says Cynthia, who’s affirmation is “all who wander are not lost.” “I embark on a path and find, at each turn in the road new sights and inspirations, broadening my visual vocabulary. There is never an end in sight.”

While Cynthia has a background in making non-objective art in New York City, she developed a passion for painting outdoors when she moved to Vermont. After raising a family, she dived full-time into painting.

“I want this painting!” was the response of Baltimore collector Vernon Forward upon seeing her painting Blooms of Early Spring. “Every one of Cynthia’s paintings are undeniably filled with energy and her generous personality.”

“When I first saw Cynthia’s work in national publications, like PleinAir Magazine, I was reminded of the expressive, palette-knife-rendered work of the late New Mexico artist Louisa McElwain. Louisa spoke of her work as expressing emotion derived from being on location, and I think that is what Cynthia seeks as well. Her work is very expressive and colorful, and the joy and exhilaration she feels is clearly conveyed to her canvas. She is a top plein artist,” says South Street Art Gallery owner and principal Alan Brock.

Visit Cynthia’s website to view more paintings, learn about her gallery representation, sign up for her e-newsletter, and see her workshop schedule.

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