Artist and photographer with a lifelong love of travel, Cindy grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, then spent the last 30 years in Southern California, before recently moving to Taos, New Mexico.
A former travel agent and facility manager, Cindy has experience in computer graphics and graphic design and received a Professional Designation in Computer Graphics from UCLA Extension.
Since retiring from Time Inc. in 2010 after 24 years, she has concentrated on painting, photography and piano, and has traveled as a photographer and videographer with the Passport & Palette documentary television series. She has studied painting extensively since retirement, taking classes at California Art Institute, Scottsdale Artists School, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, and various plein air workshops around the world.
"I’m excited to be a part of Art Ambassador for a Colorful World, and believe deeply in its mission to bring quality art instruction, mentoring and scholarships to children in parts of the world where such opportunities are rare. Art has the power to change the way a person perceives and interacts with the world, and to transform the lives of those who seriously study and engage in it."