Cindy Thornton, Orlando, FL Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement Hello. I am a contemporary illustrative painter currently residing in Orlando, Florida. My whimsical and vibrant style often incorporates bold colors, clean lines, and touches of surrealism. Many of my paintings have unique and hidden meanings that challenge the imagination, but a common theme found throughout my work is love. That central theme is expressed, sometimes subtly, in thought-provoking dreamscapes that are frequently embellished with touches of quirkiness and humor.
Much of my work also conveys a sense of simplicity and childlike innocence. In fact, my three young children offer a tremendous source of inspiration. My love of nostalgic music, space science, and nature's beauty also influences my art process.
I studied art in college but didn’t begin actively selling paintings online until 2005. Since then, I've been able to sell hundreds of original works to collectors around the world, collaborate with local and Asian galleries, and display my art annually at an international art fair in Taiwan. I also regularly participate in art events and festivals in the southeastern United States. When I'm not painting, I'm enjoying family life with my husband and imaginative kids.