Contrasting and Connecting

“By contrasting and connecting abstract forms, paper elements and paint marks, I hope to create paintings that show seemingly incompatible things working together.” - the artist

Moment of Flight, 2019, acrylic, 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches, $450

Moment of Flight, 2019, acrylic, 20 x 16 x 1.5 inches, $450

Abstract painter Cynthia Coldren explores contemporary concepts such as order and chaos, structure and ambiguity using acrylic paints, inks and mediums on canvas and paper.

Estuary Fog, 2019, acrylic, 36 x 24 x 1.5 inches, $800

Estuary Fog, 2019, acrylic, 36 x 24 x 1.5 inches, $800

She studied fine art as an undergraduate student before completing her BAS in communications and management. While her early work embraced photorealism, she transitioned to an abstract style over the years, evolving a stronger thematic focus.

Thin Lines in Gray, 2019, acrylic, 36 x 24 x 1.5 inches, $800

Thin Lines in Gray, 2019, acrylic, 36 x 24 x 1.5 inches, $800

“My abstract paintings are a blend of deliberate shapes and spontaneous brush marks. Using the fundamental components of color, shape, texture, line, and space, my paintings most often visualizes the unity of opposites such as order and chaos, or simplicity and complexity.” - the artist (source: www.cynthiacoldrenfineart.com)

Threaded Lines 1, 2019, acrylic, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, DIPTYCH, $575 (pair)

Threaded Lines 1, 2019, acrylic, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, DIPTYCH, $575 (pair)

“I use acrylic paint on canvas, sometimes on heavy watercolor paper, and add hand-painted paper forms to counter or complement the developing composition. At times, I start by painting geometric patterns and layer translucent color and organic brushstrokes to create compositional depth and tension. By contrasting and connecting abstract forms, paper elements and paint marks, I hope to create paintings that show seemingly incompatible things working together.” - the artist (source: www.cynthiacoldrenfineart.com)

Threaded Lines 2, 2019, acrylic, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, DIPTYCH, $575 (pair)

Threaded Lines 2, 2019, acrylic, 12 x 12 x 1.5 inches, DIPTYCH, $575 (pair)

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Cynthia lives in the Dallas (TX) area. She has received recognition and awards in recent art exhibitions, gallery shows and juried competitions both online and in North Texas. She is a member of the Texas Artist Coalition (TAC), the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco (VAGF), the Richardson Civic Art Society (RCAS) and the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).

To view more work by the artist, please visit www.cynthiacoldrenfineart.com, as well as Facebook at www.facebook.com/cynthiacoldrenfineart. You may also follow the artist on Instagram @cynthiacoldrenfineart.


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