Encaustic, oil pastels on cradled wood panel
Dimensions: 20.3cm (H) x 20.3cm (W) x 5.1cm (D) / 8" (H) x 8" (W) x 2" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
encaustic, oil pastels on cradled wood panel
layers of recycled medium have built the surface to almost sculptural proportions.
so often we hear "lean into it". This piece is about letting go, leaning out of it.
Hometown: Manhattan Beach
Based in: Aptos
Cynthia Spillman is a multidisciplinary artist, living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She spent several years in Hawaii as a Radio DJ, farmer and artist, making hand-painted Lava Lava's from her Kalapana, Big Island studio.
In 1990, both her home and studio were destroyed by the Kilauea lava flow.
Relocating to San Francisco for a radio job, she began a career in Acting and Voiceover. It was not until a later move to Los Angeles that Cynthia resumed painting and the visual arts. She was invited to attend the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture, a school centered in an idiosyncratic “free rein” approach. At the DAA, she was given a studio space and was able to pursue a way of working that unfolded from her naive-like drawing skills; developing an ethos of directness and sincerity as paramount to artistic communication.
A fundamental thread is woven through her work and her process; an instinctive mandate to express Truth, above all else.
Spillman’s work is included in numerous private collections, and has been shown in galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, and Santa Cruz. Her studio is located inside a giant bamboo nursery.
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