I love everything about the mountains . . . from bare granite cliffs to thick conifer forests, from clear, sparkling streams to lush aspen groves. I get lost in painting those landscapes.
I grew up a cowgirl, raising horses and sheep and I was involved in agriculture and rodeo. I eventually received a degree in Agricultural Science from Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. I still love painting animals, cowboys, and scenes of people working in the agricultural industries, including the vineyard - - my family owns a vineyard in Auburn, California. The work that goes on there and the romance of the wine making lifestyle, is another source of inspiration for me.
I also draw inspiration from my heritage. I love to paint portraits from the vintage photos of my Oklahoma relatives on my mom’s side of the family, and of the Spaniards on my dad’s side.
I love to reproduce images from old pictures and postcards, and I am fascinated with the beautiful faces of the First Nation people - - American Indians.
My education in Art has been informal, but continual, attained through workshops, books and home study. I have had formal training in china painting, tile painting, watercolor, pen & ink,
Zion National Park
© Cindy Mooney 2002
P.O. Box 9282
Truckee, CA 96162
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