ART MATTERS: CYNTHIA DUFF
Art Matters in Summit County, Colorado
How does art benefit the community?
“Art reveals the light of the soul."
"Art is so very important to the infrastructure of a community. In fact, I feel it is essential and reveals the quality of life and mood of those who live there and reflects on it’s leaders.” - Cynthia Duff
Artist Bio: Cynthia Duff
In a studio overlooking the Grand Junction Valley, you will find Cynthia Duff creating her many works on Birch Wood. She captures the stunning vistas and wildlife of the magnificent West. Her technique of revealing the wood grains in her painting process and fracturing the image makes her unique. As a Colorado native, she was inspired by her family’s passion for art, music and nature. Her strength in design is attributed to training and working as a commercial artist in corporate and marketing design.
Cynthia has been acknowledged by; Vail “Art” Magazine, Legends of the Cranes, Artist Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Nebraska Life Magazine, Grand Valley Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Western Art and Architecture, Western Art Collector and “Outdoor Life”, a PBS series. Her publications include; Prairie Meditations, Kindred Spirits, Here’s Cheers and Crane Essence books in collaboration with poet Trish Moon-Beem. She has been included in the Winefest poster series with her whimsical animals dancing in the vineyards, Grand Junction Art and Jazz poster, posters for Powderhorn Ski resort, posters for the Sandhill Crane Festivals in Nebraska, New Mexico and Colorado, the DYAO painted Violin and the Mask Project in Denver.
Her works grace many hospitals and institutions in Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona and Chicago, and in private collections around the world. She is represented by Raitman Art Galleries in Breckenridge and Vail.
For more information you can look her up at www.cynthiaduff.com.