DescriptionI was taking a walk in Pacific Grove, ca one afternoon, heading towards the ocean. I loved how these quaint little houses were all lined up, each a different color and character. I stopped in my tracks when the sun peeked out for a bit and cast these wonderful shadows on the sidewalk, I quickly got my camera out and snapped a photo and painted it later in my studio. I do paint on location, but don't really like to do it on streets... too many cars and people. So this one was painted at my leisure in the comforts of my studio.
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.