About the exhibition
The exhibition includes a wide range of art works, taking inspiration from the beauty of Morden Hall Park, the peace and tranquillity of the flowers, the wildlife to be found in the park, alongside other things.
Cynthia works with a range of media, from watercolour, acrylic, textiles and pastels to pencils, demonstrating a talented use of different art materials.
About the artist
Cynthia has had an interest in art since being at school. Cynthia took early retirement and decided to enrol in a watercolour class at Merton Adult Education Centre in Raynes Park. After a year of tuition her tutor suggested that she hold an exhibition of her artwork.
Since then she has had 18 solo exhibitions, 12 at the Gallery in Wimbledon Library and a further 4 in the Norman Plastow Gallery in Wimbledon Village. She often gets asked ‘What group is this exhibition by?” because her subjects are so diverse. Cynthia’s work is in a number of private collections both in the UK and abroad.
Cynthia talks about one of her successful exhibitions: “In 2004 a friend sent me details of a competition sponsored by the Daily Mail entitled “NOT the Turner Prize”. I submitted a photo of a photo of a painting of a poppy to join the ten thousand or so other entries. A short list was drawn up which I had to take to the Mall Galleries to be considered for the final 450 which were to be exhibited in the gallery. I was successful and mine was one of the few paintings, which actually sold.”
About 6 years ago, Cynthia took up glass classes. A competition was held from classes over the Merton, Brent and Lewisham area. The competition was to produce a glass panel inspired by the De Morgan’s from the William De Morgan Museum in Wandsworth. The curator chose Cynthia as the winner and the piece was hung in the Museum for 6 months.
Cynthia has also displayed her work in the Merton Art Trial, The Merton Art Festival and Fulham Library.