Cindy Welch

Cindy Welch – Beautiful color and water! What could be more exciting! I enjoyed painting with watercolor in art school in my early years. However, I majored in graphic design and didn’t paint again until I re-discovered my love of it in 2007. Having worked with a number of different mediums, I found watercolor to be the most exciting and challenging. The transparency sets it apart from all other mediums. Mingling colors, mixing of water and paint, pouring and masking. There’s always something new to discover. It’s hard to control which is part of the fun . . . the outcome can be a total surprise! I paint from my own photographs of nature and local scenes. My passion is color and creating an image more exciting to the viewer with beautiful hues, while maintaining realism. The image must be something that stirs an emotion or a memory for me, and hopefully, for my viewers.

Recent exhibitions and honors include:
• Douglas County Fair & Rodeo 100th Year Art Contest, 2018 – 1st Place
• Lone Tree Art Expo, 2018 – 2nd Place, 2019 1st and 2nd Place in Watercolor
• This Is Colorado Art Exhibit, 2018 – 2nd Place
• PAG Romancing the Arts, 2019 – 1st Place
• Pikes Peak International Watermedia, 2018, 2019
• Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Show, 2018, 2019 – Gallery sponsored award
• Colorado Watercolor Society State Show, 2018, 2019
• Southern Colorado Watercolor Society 2020 – Honorable Mention
• Featured in the book Splash, showcasing the best of watercolor from around the world in 2017 and 2019
• Featured in several issues of Southwest Art Magazine