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Cynthia Schmidt

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I am a self-taught artist. I sometimes enjoy not knowing the "rules" because of the freedom it allows. Once in a while, I catch myself feeling constrained by vague, barely conscious thoughts about creating something the "right way", at which point I remind myself - there IS no "right way"! Isn't art great?

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in music from Binghamton University and a Master of Science degree in Child, Family, and Community Studies from Syracuse University.

I started painting in 1994, making decorative "welcome" signs,etc. In 2001, I went through a rapid evolution art-wise and began painting portraits and seascapes. Recently, I have settled into (for now) creating fantasy, Fairy Tale paintings and The Cranky Cat Collection (TM). I often hear the word "ethereal" from my customers, and I'm frequently told that I could illustrate children's books. However, I just like doing what I'm doing, which is selling paintings on ebay and at art shows, mostly in central New York state. Please email me if you'd like a list of my shows for the year.

My family members (husband and twin daughters) often serve as art consultants and models ("Come here and let me look at your nose"). We live in central New York State, near Lake Ontario. The long winters are conducive to intensive painting. In spring, the annual battle ensues between "I want to go out and play" and "I need to paint something".

Please click on the "Portfolio" button above to see many more examples of my work.

High quality matted digital prints and notecards made from my original paintings are now available. Email me at queenofbugs@yahoo.com if you'd like to order. Thanks!

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