Cynthia McLoughlin in her studio, January 2019

Artist Statement

I paint landscapes, abstract space, and the human figure. I often distress the painted surface to reveal the reflective metal panel beneath. I imagine, draw, paint, scrape, sand, buff, and drip different substances in the creation of my work. It is cathartic for me to express my emotions through my painting process.

In my series titled Storms, I express emotions from my memories. I explore the violent passion of a storm, and how the collision of opposing air systems wreaks havoc with a peaceful environment.  It becomes a metaphor for living today in our world.

Soaring to new heights in a hot air balloon led to my fascination of painting from a bird’s eye view in my Mountains series. Cultures across the span of history have gravitated to the mountains for peace and clarity, as do I.

Imposing abstraction to recognizable scenes creates space for the viewer to bring their own experiences to my work.  Freud said, “Dreams are the royal road to the subconscious.” It seems that the paintings in my Roads series tap into the subconscious as well; we see where we have come from and the path before us with all its possibilities.


Cynthia McLoughlin is a contemporary American painter. Her stylized work is characterized by the reflective qualities of the metal panels on which she paints.  “I am always looking for new ways to let the reflective light show through.” She studied Fine Art at the Muncin, Williams, Proctor Institute/State University of NY in Utica, N.Y., and Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, in New York City, N.Y., earning an AAS and BFA respectively.  She worked as a fashion designer, married, and raised her children, moving around the country quite a bit during this time, always keeping a hand in creative activities. Cynthia rekindled her passion for painting around 2008.  She has since exhibited her works in numerous international art shows including Art Basel, Switzerland, The Monaco Yacht Show in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Art Basel-Miami, in Florida, as well as shows in New York City, California, Connecticut, and Utah in the United States.

Along with her passion for creating art, Ms. McLoughlin enjoys traveling, being part of an artistic community, participating in shows, learning to navigate social media, and sharing her inspiration through her work.

Gallery Representation

The Summit Gallery, 675 Main Street, Park City, UT., 84060

Artsy.net, Art Upclose, New York, N.Y. 10002

Artsy.net, ArtBox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Upcoming Shows

ArtBox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, June 1 – July 31, 2020

The Swiss Art Expo, Zurich, Switzerland, August 20-24, 2020

The Monaco Yacht Show, Art Up Close, Monte Carlo, Monaco, September 23-26, 2020

Artexpo New York 2020, w/Art Up Close, Pier 94, 55th Street & 12th Avenue, New York, N.Y., October 1-4, 2020

The Artbox Project, Barcelona 1.0, Art Metropole Europe, Barcelona, Spain, October 15-19.

Show History

Mountain Spirits”, Summit Gallery, Park City, UT, February 28-29, 2020

Los Angeles Art Show, w/Art UpClose, LA Convention Center, South Hall, Los Angeles, CA., February 5-9, 2020

Love in giant illuminated block lettered message at the LA Art Show, 2020
Hope is the message in the painting on the wall of the Art UpClose booth at the LA Art Show, 2020.
Buyers looking looking at the art in the Art UpClose booth at the LA Art Show, 2020.
Entrance to the LA Art Show Pavillion's modern art building, 2020.

The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, January, 1-31, 2020

Artbox Project, Miami 2.0, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL., December 2-8, 2019

Scope Miami Beach, w/Art UpClose, 801 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach, FL., December 3-8, 2019

The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, November, 1-30, 2019

The Monaco Yacht Show,Art Up Close, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Sept. 25-28, 2019

Buyers looking at multi-colored abstract paintings at the Monaco Yacht Show, 2019.
Buyers looking into the Art UpClose booth at the Monaco Yacht Show, 2019.
Sculpture and abstract paintings in the booth at the Monaco Yacht Show, 2019.
Pink, maroon and gold painting hanging on the wall of the Art UpClose booth at the Monaco Yacht Show, 2019.

The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 1-30, 2019

The Swiss Art Expo with the Artbox.Project, Zurich 1.0, August 15-19, 2019

“Light & Space”, Summit Gallery, Park City, UT, June 28 – 30, 2019

Art Expo New York, represented by Art Up Close, Pier 92, 55th & 12th Avenue, New York, N.Y., 10019  with Art Up Close, April 4-7, 2019

AD Design Show, represented by Art Up Close, Pier 92 & 94, with Art Up Close, 55th & 12th Ave., New York, N.Y., March 21-24, 2019

People entering the AD Design Show on Pier 94 in NYC, 2019  People the AD Design Show on Pier 94 in NYC, 2019  Abstract artwork displayed at the Art UpCLOSE booth at the AD Design Show in NYC 2019  People enjoying the AD Design Show inside the Javits Center in NYC 2019

Los Angeles Art Show, LA Convention Center, with Art Up Close, S. Figueroa Street, West Hall, Los Angeles, January 23-27, 2019

Dreamscapes, The Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT., November 16, 2018 -January 6, 2019

See Archive for shows prior to 2019.

Professional Organizations

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Member of the Board of Directors 2020

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.   2018-Present


Cynthia McLoughlin, Artist Profile, October 2019, National Association of Women Artists Newsletter

Cynthia McLoughlin, Catalog of Works, August 2019, ARTBOX.GROUPS GmbH

Western Art & Architecture, June/July 2019, westernartandarchitecture.com

See Archive for publications prior to 2019


Coffin, Deanne,“Live interview with Cynthia McLoughlin at the Summit Gallery”, KPVI TV News, Pocatello, Idaho. February 1st, 2019