Tour Date: September 13-22, 2012
About the Artist:
Cynthia was born in America but moved to Australia when 6 yrs old. She comes from an artistic family and was taught to paint and draw from a young age. Although Cynthia has a Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education her formal tuition in art has been with many different master teachers from Australia and Overseas over the span of 30 years. Her work is more influenced currently by world renown Sally Strand and Clayton J Beck III ( taught by Richard Schmid ). Both American artists.
Cynthia has taught art classes you several years and art workshops in most states of Australia and in Sept 2012 will be tutoring an art tour in Croatia. Her love of pastels has led her to achieve Master Pastellist qualifications with the Pastel Society of Australia which receives world wide recognition. She has won awards for her paintings and had them published in Australian Artist magazine in April, August 2006 and written articles on Portraiture. Her Seascapes article was published in March 2009 and another article on her paintings has been submitted for publication. Cynthia’s paintings are very diverse in genres from paintings of Portraits, Florals and Landscapes and Seascapes in Oils or Pastels. Many of which are commissioned and held in private collections around the world as well as commissioned art works for Movies … Cynthia has published articles in the Australian Artist Magazine in 2006, 2009 with another article due for publication on her Australian Trip around Australia which features many painting demonstrations.
Much of her work is through commissions in portraiture, life studies, landscapes and flowers. Cynthia’s love of flowers has been solely in oil paintings on large canvases. These are available as a single painting or in triptych and diptych. Her floral fine art demonstrates her love of portraying a vivid freshness from early morning light. Much of her landscapes reflects her extensive travels throughout Australia and overseas while her portraiture and life studies are found throughout everyday life. Cynthia Hargraves is a prolific full time painter preferring to paint directly from nature to gain the essence of colour and vitality
See more of Cynthia’s work here
*Painters have priority, but non-artist partners (shared accommodations only)
are welcome to come and enjoy the island a their own pace.