About The Artist
It is said the "Eyes are the windows to the soul," and American artist Cynthia Warden's paintings are known to reflect that sentiment. Each painting whether animal or human captures the soul of the subject through their eyes. Some have commented that the paintings convey a confrontational aspect, and according to the artist, that is the point.
"It is my desire to have the painting and the observer connect, see and feel the emotion and spirit of the subject. "I never know who or what emotion or message will come from the subject but that is the exciting part of the process and the underlying force of my work. I am always excited to see what they will communicate through me and with their eyes they can express so much." Growing up in Seattle, Washington, Warden graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Speech Communications.
Early on her love of art and painting was evident. As a child and young adult her passion was always drawing and painting. Art and design have always been a mainstay in her life. After graduating from college she started Cynthia Warden Designs and began her carreer as a successful accessory designer. Warden is well known for her unique and innovative fashion designs with major retailers including Nordstrom, Macys, Steinmart and more than 500 boutiques and chain stores throughout the US, UK and Japan. Many of her designs have been featured in film, television and commercials.
In 2000 Warden moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an entertainment publicist. Her creative spirit was enriched and inspired by working with world renown artists including Marine artist Wyland, Kenyan artist Anthony Russell, film directors, actors and producers but she missed her own creative endeavors. Warden began her art career with a collection of watercolor portraits. She then began her Xtinction series of animal portraits in oils and was featured on "This is LA" televiision program. Her current passion has been painting in real time the social, political and economic events since January 2020. The Series "Vision 2020 2020 Vision" and "The Next Chapter" still continues today.