Reid left a successful career as a physician to
pursue a passion for painting that had consistently increased
while she was practicing medicine. Her interest in art began
when she was young and painted with her paternal grandparents,
both of whom were oil painters.
An avid gardener, Cynthia finds inspiration in
gardens and in travels throughout the U.S. and Canada. Some
of her paintings, especially those featuring poppy fields and
lily ponds, reflect scenes from recent trips to France.
In working with oil paints, Cynthia uses a palette
knife technique to juxtapose complementary, vibrant colors
to recreate the joy, beauty, and textures of the natural world. She
believes that painting is about trusting her intuition and
the process, while being open to the unpredictable. Her contemporary
impressionist style keeps mystery in the painting.
A member of the American Impressionist Society and Oil Painters
of America, she has studied with Kevin Macpherson and abstract
expressionist, Josh Goldberg.
I paint because I have a passion for expressing the beauty
of the natural world. Using a palette knife and oil paints
allows me to capture that beauty by recreating nature's varying
textures, color, and movement. These three elements are seen
in my recent works — bold sunflowers, vibrant poppies, dancing
irises, and waterscapes.
My intention is that each painting allows the viewer to enjoy
a sense of being in a particular place. I believe that the
viewer completes every work of art and want my paintings to
start a conversation.