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"Dead Horse Point, Canyonlands, Utah" by Cindy Briggs

The following is part of a series featuring a leader in the art community who will join us on the faculty of Watercolor Live, a virtual art conference taking place January 26-28, 2023, with a Beginner’s Day on January 25.

“My watercolors are infused with my point of view and sense of peace,” says Cindy Briggs. “I use continuous contour line drawing to capture my subjects with flowing, organic lines. My paintings have depth, drama, and form because I focus on the importance of values. Exploring color harmony opens my eyes to possibilities. Most of all, I use this mingling luminous medium to paint what captures my heart.

“After painting en plein air for over 25 years, I’ve discovered how each painting experience becomes a meaningful chapter of your story. You take in the scenery with all of your senses, feel the scene, and it will show up in your painting. Whether creating a ‘quick sketch’ travel watercolor or a finessed fine art studio painting, my work shares my creative journey.”

Join Cindy Briggs and many of the world’s top watercolor artists at Watercolor Live and save years of struggle and frustration by discovering techniques in just three days in the world’s largest online art training event.

About the Artist:

picture of artist Cindy Briggs holding her painting
Cindy Briggs with her watercolor sketchbook while plein air painting in Camogli, Italy

From Park City, Utah to charming historical villages throughout Europe, Cindy Briggs enthusiastically shares the creative journey with her students. Teaching plein air painting internationally and regional studio workshops for 25 years, her subjects range from intimate portraits and flowers to Tuscan passageways and the dramatic landscapes of Zion.

A National Watercolor Society Signature Member (NWS) and Northwest Watercolor Society Signature Member (NWWS), Cindy is recognized as a master artist. Her work has been featured in many international juried exhibitions among other Watercolor Society, University, Gallery, and Museum exhibitions. She has been published in Watercolor Magazine, Outdoor Painter, American Watercolor, and PleinAir Magazine, plus in local and regional magazines.

Cindy has worked with Daniel Smith for decades as a featured demonstrator and instructor. She regularly leads watercolor workshops for the Smithsonian Art Studios, University of Utah, and Terracotta.art and French Escapade, among other organizations. She has also served as a juror for regional events and national arts festivals.

Producing numerous online watercolor program packages, Cindy enjoys providing a virtual front-row seat for all of her students. “I’m a huge fan of Watercolor Live and excited to create a new portrait video for the event. From a value painting to a full-color painting, I’ll share the creative process and provide a packet of reference materials so you can follow along.”

“I took a two-session watercolor portrait zoom workshop with Cindy …it was my first watercolor class ever. All of the publicity and reviews of her classes are spot on! She is patient and presents the information in a very clear way – she made all of us feel like we really could do this! She is an empowering and encouraging teacher, provides detailed and constructive feedback, and I learned so much from her.” – Marguerite T.

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