My abstract paintings are a blend of deliberate shapes and spontaneous brush marks. Using the fundamental components of color, shape, texture, line, and space, my paintings are intentional contrasts and visualize the joining of opposites — multiple colors, diverse paper fragments and linear marks come together to express a strong connection among disconnected things.
I use acrylic paint on canvas, sometimes on heavy watercolor paper, and frequently add geometric patterns and script-like marks to create visual complexity and interest. My use of fine cross-hatched lines and paper fragments are hallmarks of my current work, unifying elements that counter or complement the developing painting.
By including structural lines and marks within my abstractions, I can weave the familiar with the ambiguous. I feel this “joining of opposites” speaks to the world we live in, and gives the viewer a point of connection with abstract art.
Abstract painter Cynthia Coldren explores contemporary concepts such as order and chaos, structure and ambiguity using acrylic paints, inks and mediums on canvas and paper. She studied fine art as an undergraduate student before completing her BAS in communications and management. While her early work embraced photorealism, she transitioned to an abstract style over the years, evolving a stronger thematic focus.
Cynthia lives in the Dallas (TX) area. She has received recognition and awards in recent art exhibitions, gallery shows and juried competitions both online and in North Texas. She is a member of the Texas Artist Coalition (TAC), the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF), the Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS) and the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).