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, Dan Thompson, Wayne Spradley 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 Birmingham, AL, Columbiana, AL, Baton Rouge, LA, Selinsgrove, PA. and Traverse City, MI. She is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, American Women Artists and other professional associations.
In Birmingham AL Cindy donated her time and along with Louis Josof, was instrumental in establishing the art therapy program at the Bruno Cancer Center. She served as the art mentor and facilitator during it's initial three years. She also provided ideas, art projects and supervision to large groups at Camp Bluebird.
(For more information or to participate in these ongoing free programs for cancer patients and their families please contact Louis Josof, Oncology Counselor at 205-939-7884.)
Cindy has recently relocated to Santa Fe, NM to pursue additional artistic ideas and opportunities.
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."