"Like most artists, I started drawing before I could write," Cynthia Crimmin says.
"The act of painting has led me to see and to appreciate the world around me so much more than I ever realized. Whether I’m painting children playing, lemons and a silver bowl or light falling through trees in a New England landscape, my subject is the same. The light, texture, and forms that draw me to landscapes and still life are enhanced in my portrait work by the gesture and sparkle that light the human face. It is the process that enriches my life. If others enjoy the results, I am content."
Formerly an Art History major in college, Cynthia began working seriously on monochromatic portraiture in the 1980s. She studied visual arts at the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts and the Art Institute of Boston, and in 2011 began attending private classes with Jeanne Rosier Smith in her studio in Sudbury, MA.