Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that Cyndy Baran has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 14 days in the gallery’s Artist Showcase.
Cyndy is an award-winning artist based in Wisconsin, USA. She was selected as 1 of the top twelve finalists in the gallery’s 15th Solo Art Exhibition Series. The placement in this competition qualified her art to be showcased in this feature.
Cyndy’s Artist Showcase feature will be promoted to over 350+ major news outlets, with inclusion on Google News & Bing News. In addition, the gallery will also be featuring and promoting her artwork in the gallery’s various social media networks for further exposure.
Below are Cyndy’s Artist Biography, Artist Statement and 5 images that were submitted to this competition.
Cyndy came late in life to Art. After years of corporate ladder climbing and multiple relocations, she felt a dissonance in her life, which she identifies as “the itch”. The itch is the body’s way of communicating to the brain that something is out-of-balance with one’s physical, spiritual and/or emotional world.
After relocating to Nashville, TN in 1998 for a business opportunity, it gave her the chance to explore the “itch” by enrolling in evening classes at Watkins College of Fine Art & Design. Returning home from a class one evening, Cyndy was involved in a near-fatal accident with a city bus that spared her life but took the lives of two young men who were crushed under the belly of the bus. This was her moment of reckoning...should she return to a comfortable business career or take the plunge into the unknown and pursue her artistic interests. A few weeks later, she left her day job and began her art studies full time.
Cyndy studied Fine Art at The Watkins College of Art & Design and Austin Peay State University in Tennessee and she continues to evolve her artistic style studying with nationally known artists. Her art has evolved through a variety of mediums and genres from the undraped figure, to plein air landscapes, and most recently, abstract and non-representational paintings.
Cyndy employs the starkness of graphite to communicate life’s darker emotions but turns to bold colors and expressive strokes to express the natural and abstract world. Current political and social events often inform her creative voice and she will bring these themes into her art.
She is grounded in the belief that the physical body knows what it needs to flourish and thrive. If you are still and listen to your inner voice, the connection between mind and body comes together and beautiful art will be made.
“One inch...One simple, little inch can change your life.”
If it weren’t for that one little inch between me and the out-of-control city bus careening towards my car, I would have been trapped in that tangled pile of metal under the belly of the bus. Instead, the lives of two young men were snatched away in an instant, and I walked away alive. That brush with death led me to realize if I wanted to make art, I’d better get to it!”
Soon after, Cyndy left her successful business career and began studies at Watkins College of Art & Design in Nashville TN, graduating with an AFA in 2002. She has been making art ever since. Cyndy has worked in a variety of mediums and genres including figure, landscape, and most recently abstraction. Her work has been juried into competitions both regionally and nationally.
Bold colors and composition draw me into the creative process. I believe the body intuitively knows what it needs, and if you listen to that voice, it will guide you to the place you need to be at that moment. By creating calm among the chaos of life, I am able to hear my own voice, and thus, have empathy for the voices of those around me.
Cyndy’s art can be seen at her studio located at the Fischer Creative Arts Center, 223 Maple Ave. Waukesha, and at the Springs Artisan Studios & Gallery, 519 Wisconsin Ave. Waukesha, and on her website:
Her Facebook page is www.facebook.com/cyndybaranstudio.