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Cynthia Underwood

Colour in Your Life featured artist Cynthia Underwood appeared on Colour In Your Life Season Twenty Three (23).

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Cynthia Underwood is an artist.  She is also an encouraging, FUN art teacher and a lover of happiness. Cynthia adores the mess of paint all over her after a day immersed in her studio. Cynthia Underwood has been an artist all her life. She believes making art feeds her soul, brings her joy and makes her think.

Cynthia also makes art to help bring you joy. Yeah, you heard right. She wants you to be happy, to dream big and to live a brave, adventurous and colourful life.  Cynthia created an online Art Academy where she offers fun, instructional, inspirational courses on art and happiness.

So, a little bit about Cynthia Underwood’s style:

Some people call her a creative rebel – she definitely agrees.

Cynthia wants to help you make art beyond your wildest imagination.

Her big dream is to help zillions of people explore their creativity in their own beautiful, or hard-edge, or gentle, or vintage way. She wants to guide you in making art that is breathtakingly gorgeous, courageous, colorful and intuitive. Cynthia wants you to discover how awesome and talented you are in your very own creative way.

She hopes to get to know you and your brand of creativity in some of her classes that are offered on her website. Or, if you aren’t interested in taking a class, please come back and make use of all of her free offerings.

When Cynthia is not making art, she guides inventors on creating their unique inventions and then grants their Design Patent at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

“I was a participant at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, artist residency, 1999 and 2021.

Skowhegan is an incredible nine week residency deep in the woods of Maine where artists are able to dive fully into their work.  It was there that I began developing my fireworks series and my star constellation series.”

Cynthia’s recent exhibitions:

2020 Type, Golden West College Art Gallery, 15751 Gothard St., Huntington Beach, CA

2019 Fuck the System II, Terri Lloyd Gallery, 340 N. Avenue 61, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Group Show, Melanie Kirschner Gallery, 640 S. San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Fuck the System, Terri Lloyd Gallery, 340 N. Avenue 61, Los Angeles, CA 

2018 Spring Fling, Terri Lloyd Gallery, 340 N. Avenue 61, Los Angeles, CA

2017 Better Together, Jeanne Madsen Gallery at BlankSpaces, 1450 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA

Cynthia’s eduction:

1999 and 2021 Residency Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

1999 MFA Painting and Drawing, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, Boston, MA

1996 BA Studio Art, concentration in Ceramics, Photo, and Stone Lithography, Humboldt State University, Honors, Arcata, CA

1996 BA Art History, Humboldt State University, Honors, Arcata, CA

1996 BA German, Humboldt State University, Honors, Arcata, CA

1996 Minor Creative Writing, Humboldt State University, Honors, Arcata, CA 

1994 One semester at University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany

Cynthia’s professional recognition:

J. Goodman “Greater New York”, Contemporary Visual Arts, p 26, June 2000

John Perreault “Greater New York”, NY Arts Magazine, p 11, June 2000

Catherine Hong “United Artists”, Bazaar Magazine, p 132, May 2000

Cathy Byrd “The Apartment Show”, Sculpture Magazine, p 64, November 1999

Unknown “Morning Sentinel”, newspaper article reviewing Skowhegan Artist’s Mural, Aug. 1999 

Jack Powers “BeLive”, Thirty-minute TV interview focusing on my Word Sculpture, Boston, MA, Sept 1998

Jeff Buddle “Underwood ’98, artsMedia, September 1998

Karin Pomerantz Turn Magazine, Interview with discussion of Painted Car #1, September 1998

5 of Spades painting reproduced on limited edition sets of playing cards in association with exhibition 

Deal Me In, Dec 1996 

For more of Cynthia’s artwork, see her website here.

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Episode: S23E12

Original Air Date: 5th August 2022

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