Cindy Woods’ early years were spent exploring drawing and tactile arts like sculptural macrame. She studied weaving at Penland School of Crafts. Spaces adjusted, families were raised and as time became available Cindy began studying as a figurative artist working primarily in oils. She has studied under Terry Moore Strickland, Tony Ryder, Dan Thompson, and David Baird among others.
Cindy’s work is inspired and driven by her belief in silver linings and her “glass half full” attitude. Wildlife, nature and portraiture are presented in a confident detailed style that celebrates life. Her work has been included in juried shows and exhibits in Alabama, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Mexico. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists and other professional associations.
While living in Alabama Cindy donated her time and talents to the Bruno Cancer Center and Camp Bluebird helping to establish art therapy programs and serving as a facilitator and art mentor.
Cindy is currently residing in Santa Fe, NM. She believes learning is a life-long pursuit and is enjoying the journey every day.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."