ARTIST CRUSH: CYNTHIA WICK
You’ve no doubt heard the old quip about how to get to Carnegie Hall. If Cynthia Wick’s practice ethic is any indication, she might just be on her way to maestro status. The Los Angeles native, who earned her B.F.A. from UCLA and then spent 20 years in the movie business, has been creating art on a daily basis for decades, and the results are pretty spectacular.
Cynthia left the film world for the Berkshires about five years ago and returned to her passion, painting. Her portraiture, landscapes, and still lifes all bear her signature soft, brustroke-y hand, a nuanced play of shadow and highlight, and often unexpected color combinations.