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Artist Reception for Cindy Welch
May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The public is cordially invited to an artist reception for Cindy Welch on Thursday, May 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rhyolite Gallery, 505 Second Street, in downtown Castle Rock. There will be light refreshments and snacks, and the opportunity to meet the artist, Cindy!
Cindy Welch is a Colorado native. She had a love of art at an early age, and won many awards in grade school, middle school and at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver. Among those awards was a full-tuition scholarship to Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design where she majored in Commercial Art. She had the opportunity to try many different mediums in art school but had a special affinity for watercolor.
After graduating in 1984, she worked at a Denver design studio called Visual Images for two years. Her strength was in layout and design and she also had the opportunity to work with pen and ink and airbrush. She worked with several local home builders creating architectural renderings in pen & ink and watercolor. After running a successful freelance graphic design business for several years and raising 3 daughters, she started painting again with watercolor in 2010. She painted just for fun and a love of the medium.
“I love the exciting surprises of watercolor. Mingling colors, the mixing of water and paint, pouring, masking. There’s always something new. My passion is color and making the image more exciting to the viewer with great color while still maintaining realism,” Cindy says.
Cindy also has a passion for photography and loves to paint from her own photographs of nature. “When I am outside with my camera, I see paintings everywhere.” She is best known for her images of local scenery and historic buildings, but she finds inspiration in many subjects including flowers and reflective surfaces. Her work is in many private collections including the Douglas County Veteran’s Foundation, Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation, and Castle Rock Bank. She was recognized nationally in the book “Splash 17”, featuring the best of watercolor from around the world. She was recently featured in the 2017 International Watermedia Show and is an award-winning member of the Colorado Watercolor Society, Pikes Peak Watercolor Society, and the Greater Castle Rock Art Guild.
You can see the entire Cindy Welch Collection at CindyWelchDesign.com.