While Cynthia King works in a variety of mediums, she is currently working in oils, acrylics, watercolors, or ink to create her intricately detailed works of art. Her works, regardless of the medium used, contain many fine lines and and color changes. Cynthia prefers to work with natural light and usually can be found working in the small greenhouse studio that is connected to her house if she is not painting on site.
Cynthia’s paintings have won numerous awards, and her work can be found in both private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in Wakayama, Japan; the Museum of History and Religion, Lviv, Ukraine; Union Bank; and in the the W. M. Keck, Greenspan, Heath, and Harold Matzer family collections. Cynthia’s work as been represented by galleries in Big Sur, Ojai, Malibu, Los Angeles, Palos Verdes, Big Bear, Palm Springs, and Yucca Valley.
Cynthia King attended U.C.L.A., majored in painting, and graduated with a B.A. in art. Cynthia later earned her Master of Arts degree in painting at California State University, Northridge. She has taught art in both college and high school settings and remains interested in the way that people process, record, and organize visual information. Recently she worked as adjunct faculty at College of the Desert, where she taught drawing.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Cynthia King grew up in Monterey Park, just outside of Los Angeles and now calls Yucca Valley home, where she lives on a hill populated with Joshua Trees.
Cynthia King working on site.