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 Places, 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 Elevation 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 Journeys 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. She is currently represented by the Summit Gallery in Park City, Utah.
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.
The Summit Gallery, 675 Main Street, Park City, UT., 84060
Art Upclose, 84 Orchard Street New York, N.Y., 10002
The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, Postponed until further notice.
The Artbox Project, Barcelona 1.0, Barcelona, Spain, Postponed until further notice.
AD Design Show, w/Art Upclose, Pier 92&94, 55th Street &12th Avenue, New York, N.Y., June 25-28, 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
Los Angeles Art Show, w/Art Upclose, LA Convention Center, South Hall, Los Angeles, CA., February 5-9, 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
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
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.
National Association of Women Artists, Inc. 2018-Present
Cynthia McLoughlin, Artist Profile, October 2019, National Association of Women Artists Newsletter
Cynthia McLoughlin, 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