Monthly Archives: July 2013
It just dawned on me that, when visiting my website, some of you may not click on Artwork (next to Home) at all. Instead, you probably go to the drop down menu and select one of the art categories. If this is the case, you have missed my introduction and a slideshow of my portfolio. Just point the cursor on Artwork and click it once. You will see what you’ve missed.
Also right on the home page, below the images, you have the option to click on “galleries of Cynthia’s artwork here”. It will take you directly to the page. Try it.
My painting, Voices of Hope, is featured in the July/August issue of Women’s Review of Books to illustrate the review of “Mapping Arab Women’s Movements”. What a thrill to see it on the cover!
Here is the link:
I have been invited to submit my work in a special exhibition called “Our Lady of Perpetual Exhaustion” from August 27 – October 4, 2013 at the Watergate Gallery. I started painting a veiled lady with a sorrowful face but wasn’t happy with it. I went on vacation and upon return, I scrapped it.
One day, I was looking at old photographs and saw one of my late mother’s on her 81st birthday. Something clicked. I decided to paint her, silver hair and all. The portrait is almost done. Although the exhibition theme inspired me to paint her, I decided to keep it and submit another piece for the exhibition. Back to work.