Cynthia K Mullins
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"Cindi Mullins' floral paintings are a riot of color and masterful paint application. Close cropped and brought to the foreground of the picture plane, these seductive images portray recognizable botanical specimens while their impasto brushwork brings them to the verge of abstraction." - Gabriel de Guzman, Wave Hill Public Garden Curator, NYC

I have lived in Ridgefield for almost thirty years so it seemed like a fun idea to do series on Ridgefield. Inspired by Ridgefield is a group of work painted over the last year, 2015.  All pieces are either of known Ridgefield sights or more abstracted ideas taken from my town photographs.

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom -  Anais Nin





This is a series of large scale paintings with a floral theme. Flowers have a grace and beauty that I particularly enjoy. Within their spectrum are all sorts of wonderful compositions, shifts of color, energy, filtering light and marvelous darks that stir up my desire to paint.



These floral canvases are smaller than my Big Flower Series; I feel that every size painting offers its own qualities. The larger paintings offer an impact with scale and the smaller, more intimacy.



Still life can be a lot of fun to paint since you don't need to work from photos and there is an immediate subject, up-close for viewing.

I love painting spacious landscapes or more intimate close ups of the outdoors. Woods, rivers, oceans, fields, streams, skies, and mountains are all beautiful to me. I paint en plein air or in the studio from my photos and/or sketches and notes.

I have greatly enjoyed having the Merritt Parkway as my muse in this series. So far, I have completed 32 paintings. I find the parkway has provided inspiration with its smaller, intimate feel, abundant foliage, sky views, architecturally unique bridges and charm. We all spend time on the road, gazing out a window, thinking our thoughts, admiring an evening sky wishing, hoping and trying to figure out our life. These paintings are about our relationship with the road and, more figuratively, our journey.

Here are commissions I have done. There are also some older paintings that have found lovely homes in various states. If you are interested in a commisson please contact me through my email: ckpaintings@gmail.com.

Thank you!

Here are a few photographs of my paintings in various locations including Olley Court of Ridgefield, Silvermine Gallery, and my studio.