03 Aug 2022 - 27 Aug 2022
Cindy Vida lives in Waimauku as an artist and author with her cat Milly. She has three amazing kids who have all grown up and flown the nest. Cindy was selected for the Titirangi Community Arts Council Emerging Artists Awards 2010. She has taught for over 15 years, primarily the west region of Auckland.
Her painting style is contemporary oil landscapes. Cindy say’s of her work;
“I'm a lover of people, nature and simplicity. My pieces are intrinsically connected to my sense of wellbeing, my mental health journey and my faith. I am fully alive to colour and movement when I paint and when I do paint it comes from a place of pure joy. Painting is my bones...I need to paint...I see potential paintings in everything I observe around me. I like to study nature and especially the way unusual colours rub up alongside one another. A concept tends to brew with me over a long period of time and then it all comes out in a mighty rush where I feel like I've just given birth to a body of work.”
Cindy’s new 'Dawn' Series came after a very difficult season battling with depression. The series was birthed from waking early in the morning and driving around the local area noticing the first dawn light, new colours and stimulating new hope.