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"Mere color ... can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways".     ~ Oscar Wilde 

The painting journey began for me in 2012 while attending an Intuitive Abstract Painting workshop at Chautauqua in Boulder. Entranced by the playful and visceral painting process, my art practice has been an amazing pilgrimage filled with curiosity and discovery.  Attending art workshops & classes keep me growing as an artist, and I was very fortunate to attend an artist residency in France in September of 2022. 


As a professional artist, I utilize acrylic paint, crayons, markers, pencils and collage in my work which often has many layers of color, shapes & textures, and sometimes text or word play.  I am captivated by nature ~ landscapes, trees, sky, water; and life's simple pleasures ~ animals, old barns or trucks; and express my interpretation onto a canvas.  My abstract work has been described as contemporary expressive art. 


I paint and create in my delightful detached art studio, previously a horse stable, and enjoy hosting friends, classes, art events and open studio tours in my studio.  I my am deeply grateful for the connections and friends on my artistic path. 


My husband, Greg, and I live on 5 beautiful acres just east of Boulder with our two dogs, Tundra and Otis. Natural beauty and wildlife such as eagles, hawks, owls, blue herons, coyotes, foxes, rabbits awe and inspire us on a daily basis.  We are thrilled that our adult daughter, Callie, lives nearby in Boulder. Spending time in nature hiking, rafting, and skiing, as well as gardening, travel, cooking, and anything creative are what bring me joy.  

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 Cyndy Hinkelman smith

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