Cynthia is a Pastel and Watercolor Artist and Instructor. She's a resident of St Augustine since 2005, attended John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, and was as an Art Director and Illustrator for several national children’s magazines and Children’s books. She has designed theater sets, theatrical costumes, painted murals, and painted commissioned work.
Cynthia gives classes and workshops, in Pastel and watercolor. She also gives private lessons. An active member of the St. Augustine Artists association, she also is the Past President of the First Coast Pastel Society, a member of The Portrait Society of America, the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra. Cynthia is also a juried member of the Pastel Society of America.
Since entering juried exhibits, Ms. Pierson has received accolades for many of her works in pastel as well as watercolor. Her art is featured at Ancient City Art Gallery on Aviles Street, in St Augustine, where she is co-owner of the gallery. Her work can be seen in the St Augustine Art Association and other venues. Cynthia teaches throughout the greater Jacksonville Florida, area.
"I like to work in Watercolor, but I love to work in pastel. Because there are no brushes or other instruments between me and the color – just grab a stick of pure pigment - it is exhilarating! The most challenging aspect about being an artist is finding a place, in your home, in your community, in your life - to find your space. I find that I need to paint every day – even if just for 15 minutes. When I come to the end of a painting, add my signature and install the piece, I hope to take the viewer inside the painting – to make them wonder."
Partial List of Works in Juried Exhibits:
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Come in to see all of Alexter's works and works by thirteen additional local Artisans!