Art is the one constant thread that runs throughout my life. I interpret what I see and feel into my paintings. It is cathartic for me to express my emotions through the paint and my hope is to strike an emotional chord with the viewer.
In my Storm series, I explore the violent passion of a storm, the collision of opposing air systems wreaking havoc with a peaceful environment. It is a metaphor for living today in our world; thankfully, there is a silver lining. 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. 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 my road paintings tend to tap into the subconscious as well; the suggestion of a journey resonates, and we see 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, NY, and Fashion Design at Parsons School of Design, in New York City, NY, 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 being part of an artistic community, participating in shows, learning to navigate social media, and selling her work. In 2018, she was inducted into The National Association of Women Artists, based in New York City.
AD Design Show, Pier 92 & 94, with Art Up Close, 55th & 12th Ave., New York, NY, March 21st-24th, 2019
Art Expo New York, Pier 92, 55th & 12th Ave, New York, NY 10019 with Art Up Close, April 4th-7th, 2019
The Swiss Art Expo, with the ARTBOX.PROJECT, Zürich 1.0, August 15th-19th, 2019
Los Angeles Art Show, LA Convention Center, with Art Up Close, S Figueroa St. West Hall, Los Angeles, January 23rd-27th, 2019
Dreamscapes, The Kimball Art Center, 1401 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT, November 16, 2018 -January 6, 2019
Spectrum Miami, with Art Up Close, Mana Wynwood, Miami, Florida, Dec. 5th-9th, 2018
New Members Show, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, Nov. 8- Dec. 4, 2018
The Monaco Yacht Show, with Art Up Close, Monte Carlo, Monaco, Sept. 26th-29th, 2018
The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 1st-30th, 2018
The Artbox Gallery, Foundry Route 1, 8005 Zurich, Switzerland, July 2nd-28th, 2018
New York 1.0, The Artbox Project, Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY, March 5th-16th, 2018
Basel 1.0, The Artbox Project, Basel, Switzerland, June 14th-18th, 2017
Spectrum Miami, The Artbox Project, Miami, FL, Nov. 30th-Dec. 4th, 2016
See Archive for shows prior to 2016.
The Summit Gallery, 675 Main Street, Park City, Utah 84060
Oohs & Aahs, 1351 Kearns Boulevard, Suite 160, Park City, Utah 84060
Western Art and Architecture Magazine, Illuminations, April/May 2019
Studio Visit Magazine Winter 2016- 2017 Vol. 35, www.studiovisitmagazine.com, February 2017
Saraswati Living Arts Project, Magic Lanterns Productions, January 2016
Artists To Look Out For December 2015 Vol. II, Starry Night Programs, December 2015
Coffin, Deanne, “Live interview with Cynthia McLoughlin at the Summit Gallery”, KPVI TV News, Pocatello, Idaho. February 1st, 2019
Coffey, Mark. “INK at the Town Hall Theater Gallery” Lamorinda Arts Alliance Newsletter July/August 2016
Coffey, Mark. “Cynthia McLoughlin – Helping Others Achieve Their Full Potential” Lamorinda Arts Alliance Newsletter April/May 2016
De Jesus, Janice. “Orinda artist captures nostalgia of idyllic childhood.”
Contra Costa Times 28 January 2016.