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Cynthia Duff

Contact info:
PO Box 1082
Grand Junction, CO 81502
p. 970-985-4377
c. 970-985-0812
cynthia@cynthiaduff.com
http://www.cynthiaduff.com

Areas of Concentration:

Painting
Wood

Biography & Artist's Statements

Born in Denver, Colorado, Cynthia Duff was inspired by her family’s passion of the arts, music, nature
and the relationships of life. Her strength in design is due to her training and working as a Commercial
Artist in Corporate and Marketing design. Her children were born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska,
which is know world wide for the migration of the Sand Hill Cranes. During that time she had the
opportunity to observe the Sand Hill Cranes on the Platte River Valley where she became known as the
“Crane Lady” for her art. Cynthia can now be seen painting in her studio in Grand Junction, Colorado
or along a road side painting vistas and wildlife of the magnificent west.

A Bent Wood Series made out of bent birch wood and acrylic stains were created for a metal sculpture
show called “beNT”. The series was invented while searching for a bent canvas for this show. The
paintings are stained with acrylic to reveal the rich wood grain. Gold leaf is applied for an accent
and varnish is used as a final coat for durability. The piece is then bent into it’s final form.

Cynthia Du’s contemporary and expressionistic acrylic paintings come alive. Observing the
chemistry of color and the shapes of nature, feeling the crevices of the earths crust. Creating with
the music in the air, and interpreting the senses into visual wind chimes on paper, canvas or wood.
Ever changing as her experiences and observations change during her creative journey.

Cynthia has been privileged to be recognized by Legends of the Cranes, Artist Magazine, Watercolor
Magic, Nebraska Life , GV Magazine, Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, and “Outdoor Life” PBS series.
She has published Prairie Meditations, Kindred Spirits, Here’s Cheer’s, and Crane Essence books along
with poet Trisha Moon-Beem. Her works can be seen in many public, corporate and private collections
around the world.

 

City of Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture

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