Description The carmel mission is a special place for me. Our home in carmel is just up the hill from the mission and I love to hear the bells. There are so many things I love about it besides it's long interesting history and it's old enchanting architeture. Depending on the weather or season the lighting on the mission changes so that you could paint a different painting and never leave your spot. One of my favorite times to paint it is when the sun is setting , which is behind the mission, it sometimes casts such a glow through the bell tower it is almost unbelievable!
Cindy Wilbur, carmel/modesto Member Since August 2010 Artist Statement Cindy was born and raised in San Diego. She has loved art as far back as she can remember. Her letters to Santa were always for art supplies and dolls. After outgrowing dolls, her parents converted her playhouse into her first studio.
In her mid twenties, she moved to the Central Valley of California. At the time she was painting in a more whimsical style. Her work was featured and sold in galleries and shops along the pacific coast.
In her thirties, she graduated from The University of The Pacific in Stockton, Ca., with a multiple subject credential and a supplemental credential in Art. Cindy taught second grade for several years and during the summers, she taught private art classes for children.
Since that time, Cindy's work has encompassed many different styles and genres. Although she started off doing more portrait and figurative work, she is now focusing on mostly landscape. Since moving to Carmel, she finds just going outside gives her all the inspiration she needs for her paintings.
Besides her formal art training at U.O.P., she has studied under such known artisits as: Brian Blood, Gil Dellinger, Kathleen Dunphy, Jeffrey Watts, Timothy Theis, Anita Louise West, Johnnie Liliedahl, Mark Farina, Peggy Kroll Roberts and Bob Burridge.