Acrylics, watercolor, and mixed media
Cynthia Hall is a Northwest-based artist, working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pastel. Her formal training began with a year abroad at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Rome, Italy. She graduated with honors in painting from Arcadia University, Pennsylvania, in 1976.
Following school, Cynthia entered her first professional art competition and received the First Prize Fellowship in Painting from the Massachusetts Arts and Humanities Foundation, Inc., in 1977. Following the award, Cynthia’s work was shown in two MAHF exhibitions at Brandeis University and Williams College in Massachusetts.
Recognizing her visual and creative strengths, the Berkshire Museum, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, hired Cynthia to illustrate permanent nature displays. When an opportunity to visit California presented itself, she traveled west. Cynthia was captivated by the vibrant lifestyle and the inviting climate, and decided to relocate to the Bay Area. Once there, it didn’t take her long to recognize the business growth in Silicon Valley, which led to a successful 20-year career in technology marketing.
While her business career was rewarding, it allowed her little time for artwork. In the late 1990s, a job relocation brought her to Seattle. She immediately felt at home in the Seattle area and found artistic inspiration in the numerous beautiful waterways and cool green landscapes. In 2007, she completed a certificate program in Scientific Illustration at the University of Washington.
Cynthia graduated from the Artist Trust EDGE program in 2013, and now she practices full-time as a professional artist. She exhibits her abstract landscapes regionally in the Northwest, tutors students in art, and has been a Program Manager for Artist Trust in Seattle, WA.