STATEMENT | BIO
My acrylic mixed-media paintings on paper and canvas explore connection and diversity. I join familiar elements with ambiguous abstractions to create paintings that express the strong connection that exists among seemingly disconnected things.
My creative process is both planned and spontaneous. I use color, line, and texture in an intricate way, and sweep bold marks across individual hand-painted paper paintings that I tear and use in my canvas art, painted in a more subtle and minimal way. As I add, intersect, and overlap elements, a cohesive and complementary presence emerges, giving visual confirmation of our differences working to enhance our connections.
Abstract painter Cynthia Coldren explores the concept of connection and diversity through her mixed-media paintings on paper and canvas. Using paint, paper, ink, crayon, and pencil, she creates abstract art that expresses the sense of connection that exists in diversity.
Cynthia lives in Richardson, Texas. She studied fine art as an undergraduate student, transitioning her early representational direction to abstract painting in the last decade. She has received recognition and awards in recent curated art shows and has exhibited her paintings in solo and juried exhibitions both online and in North Texas. She is a member of the Texas Artist Coalition (TAC), the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF),the Visual Art League of Lewisville (VAL), and the Visual Arts League of Allen (VALA).