I hit a monumental birth year a while ago and to celebrate the occasion, my daughter and I took flight in a hot air balloon! It was an incredible experience. We rose before the sun that morning and met our group in a lot, where we helped to fill the balloons with hot air. After climbing into the basket with our captain and a few other folks, we ascended.  I loved the slow rise above the mountains of Park City, Utah, drifting along with the wind.  I find the view from above to be so calming and peaceful, inspiring me to paint from that perspective.  All of my Elevation  paintings are taken from photos and are real places on the planet. Oil painting on metal of blush colored mountain tops and blue horizon.
“Ridgelines”, 40″ x 52″, oil paint on an aluminum panel, $6900
I love to travel and in March, 2019, I went in search of the Northern Lights. Iceland was the most amazing, desolate, and extreme climate which I have ever experienced. I now understand how a person could die from exposure. It was however, spectacularly beautiful, changeable and the light had this incredible blue cast, reflecting off the snow. This snow covered peak, with icy silver swirls over looks a frozen landscape with soft, blurred mountains on the horizon line was inspired by my experiences on that trip.
Spring Thaw, oil on a brushed aluminum panel, 39″ x 39″, $5300
This three panel painting depicts the Wasatch Mountains in moonlight. I live in Park City, Utah, and am lucky enough to look at this beautiful mountain range from my studio. Day or night, it is ever inspiring to see the magnificence of our planet. I hope the viewer will feel calm, joy and a bit of mystery in the moonlight, contemplating how we can all preserve and enhance our planet.
“Silvery Moon” Triptych, 48″ x 100″ appx, oil on aluminum, $16,900
Oil painting on metal by Cynthia McLoughlin of blush colored mountain tops and blue horizon.
“Silver Ridgelines”, 38’x 39″, oil on aluminum, Sold
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View from 14,180′, Mt. Shasta, oil on a brushed aluminum panel, 39″ x 51″, $6900
“Crevice”, oil on aluminum, 40″ x 52″, $6900
No Boundaries was inspired by the Northern California mountains. I like to paint from a birds eye view, there is something spiritual about being above it all, soaring through the sky, drifting on the currents of air. My hope is to bring a feeling of peace and calm to the viewer, helping them to realize we are all guardians of our beautiful planet. Boundaries separate us, we have to think globally to solve our environmental issues.
No Boundaries, oil on aluminum, 27″ x 27″, $2700
Fiordland National Park in New Zealand is an otherworldly place of infinite beauty. I have never seen as many waterfalls in one place as when I visited there. I wanted to capture the ancient feeling I had when visiting this land that seemed untouched by human beings. The aerial view is a favorite of mine. I hope to convey the feeling of gliding through the air towards the "Silver Lake", with the water flowing all around. I scraped away the oil paint to expose the silvery reflection of the steel everywhere there is water.
“Silver Lake”, 27″ x 39″, Oil on steel, $3700

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