Cynthia Tabeau Pritchard
I am a New Hampshire artist working in acrylic paints and inks. I cultivated an interest in art and music at an early age, playing the piano and sketching throughout my life. More recently, I developed an appreciation for abstract art and began experimenting with abstract art styles.
Art is a very powerful medium, so powerful, in fact, that it can release endorphins and actually change brain waves. This impressive effect on viewers is a consideration often in my thoughts as I paint. My intent is to draw the viewer in, using light, color, and movement. Kandinsky once said that “color is a power which directly influences the soul.” I use compelling color palettes and add light to create interest and inspiration. When I begin a piece, I usually have a broad concept in mind but allow myself to be open to adjusting it as I paint, letting the brush and canvas lead me on the journey. My art is inspired by social issues, travels, dreams, poetry and various artists. My technique includes brushwork, palette knife, pouring, and gestural painting.
I have been selected to participate in juried events, including the Cambridge Art Association 2022 Members Prize Show, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod 2021 “Off the Wall” Exhibition, The Art Center Dover 2021 “Un-American” Exhibition, the Connecticut Women Artists 2021 Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, the Library Arts Center 2021 Juried Regional Exhibition, the RAA&M National 2020 Exhibition, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society “Home for the Holidays” Exhibition, the Greenwich Art Society 103rd Annual Bendheim Exhibit, the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts CAFA 2020 Annual Exhibition, the Conception Art Show in Boston, and the TEAM “Deck the Walls” Exhibition in Exeter, NH. I have taken courses at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and have garnered several awards in online venues.