about cindy

Cindy James lives in Edmonton, Alberta, and has worked as a court reporter and television closed captioner since 1992.

She volunteers extensively with the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove and is dedicated to the local arts community in Spruce Grove and surrounding area.

Bio & artist statement

Bio

In 2010 Cindy participated in an encaustic painting workshop and fell in love with the vibrant colour and versatility of the medium. She has learned her craft through various encaustic workshops both online and
through travel to the United States.

As her encaustic studio has expanded in size and scope, so has her understanding and appreciation of encaustic painting and the numerous opportunities for discovery that the medium affords inquisitive artists.

Cindy continues to focus on the exploration of the ancient medium of encaustic wax and all that it offers.

Artist Statement

Encaustic medium is a perfect fit for my inquisitive nature and my passion for learning. I am as enamoured with the glassy smooth surfaces as I am with the textural capabilities of wax, and the ability to transform a painting into something sculptural is a constant source of wonder and delight.

I am drawn to emotive, sparse, surreal landscapes that speak of silence and space, of being alone but not lonely, images where I can expose the joy of small things to be found in a melancholy subject.

Exhibition history

May 2018
Group Show – “From Earth to Sky"
The Naess Gallery and Artisan’s Nook
The Paint Spot, Edmonton AB

May 2018
Solo Show – “Whispers from a Dream”
The Carrot Coffeehouse Gallery
Edmonton AB

Oct – Nov 2017
Solo Show - “Evolution”
Spruce Grove Art Gallery

Sept – Oct 2016
Solo Show - “Evolution”
Muttart Conservatory Art Wall

May – June 2016
Solo Show - “Evolution”
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital
Blue Curve Gallery

September 2015
National Encaustic Wax Exhibition
Encaustic Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM
USA

2013-2018
Juried Members' Show
Spruce Grove Art Gallery

awards

2018 Allied Arts Council - Juried Members' show 1st Place "Atlantic Thunder" - Encaustic

2017 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
1st Place Master's “Swamp Music” - Encaustic

2017 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
Hon Mention Master's “Last Stand” – Encaustic

2017 Allied Arts Council - Photography Competition
3rd Place “House Finch”

2016 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
1st Place Advanced “Little Queen” – Acrylic

2016 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
2nd Place Advanced “Divination” - Encaustic

2015 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
2nd Place Advanced “Blue Yonder” - Encaustic

2014 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
2nd Place Advanced “Bunny Tails” – Encaustic

2014 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
Hon Mention Advanced “Evolution” – Encaustic

2014 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
People’s Choice Award “Evolution” - Encaustic

2013 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
1st Place Intermediate "Vestige” – Encaustic

2013 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
2nd Place Intermediate "“Resting Place" - coloured pencil

2011 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
2nd Place Beginner “Phenomenon” – Encaustic

2011 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
Hon Mention Beginner “Bellwether” – Encaustic

2010 Allied Arts Council - Open Art Competition
3rd Place Beginner “Untitled” – Encaustic