paintings are a celebration of my faith, a celebration of the
beautiful world we have, an expression of my love of nature and
the beauty and peace I find there. I try to convey the joy of
flowers and birds, their myriad of colors, textures and shapes.
We take so much for granted and treat our Earth so uncaringly.
I paint because it is fun, and I love to, but also from a deeper
sense of awe, reverence and gratitude. We fail to understand
that we are not distinct from nature. We are part of it. Nature
is not "out there", it is in each of us. As you respond
to my work, I know that I have expressed a bit of what I feel.
Perhaps more importantly, I have inspired you to take a fresh
look at the miracles around us.
My studio is
our land in Pentwater, Michigan - forests, fields and lakes.
Also, I have several gardens including a water garden, wildflowers
and perennials. These habitats attract the birds, butterflies
and animals found in my paintings, fancifully perched in flowery
bouquets or realistically portrayed in their environment.
transparent watercolors and tiny brushes in this highly detailed
style, it often takes several weeks to complete a painting. The
paint is applied layer upon layer of color and shadow until the
desired effect is reached, finishing with the tiny details of
veins and feathers.
At Adrian College,
I majored in Fine Art and Elementary Education. I then taught
elementary art for two years. My love of nature and natural artistic
talent have since led to a full time profession as a watercolor
I would love
to have acres full of all the different flowers, all blooming
at once and lasting forever. At least I can imagine it on paper!
So when you see a painting with flowers that do not bloom at
the same time, or with a bird "specially flown in",
you will know what I was just dreaming.
- I was honored to have been one of five Michigan artists selected
to illustrate the beautiful tabletop book, BIRDS OF MICHIGAN,
published in connection with the Audubon Society.
PEACE AWARD - I
was very moved to have received a Peacekeeper Award in 2005,
given each year to people in local communities who distinguish
themselves. The presenter's words, "Thank you Cyndy for
making extraordinary out of ordinary, for sharing your unique
vision of the world".
AWARD WINNING SHOWS
Selected as National Wildlife Artist of the Year, National
Wildlife Art Show, Kansas City, KS. Many Best of Show and First
Place in Watercolor at art shows throughout the Midwest, including
Art in the Park, Petosky, MI; Fourth Street Art, Bloomington,
IN; Crosby Gardens, Toledo, OH; St. Charles Art Fest, IL; Penrod
Art Fest, Indianapolis, IN;Southeastern Wildlife Expo, Charleston,
SC; Tarpon Springs Fine Art, Tarpon Springs, FL.
SOME OF MY COMMISSIONED
AND LICENSED ARTWORK
Diddel Home Collections
CYNDY CALLOG STUDIO
P.O. Box 409, Pentwater,
Our focus continues to be raising funds for scholarships and
various nature / environmental organizations. Through our work,
and with dedicated and generous support of friends and patrons,
we have raised and donated over $175,000 over the past fifteen
To e-mail Cyndy:
Cell 231-869-5422, Home 231-869-5211