Cindy Thornton (b. 1975) is a contemporary illustrative painter currently residing in Orlando, Florida. Her whimsical and vibrant style often incorporates bold colors, clean lines, and touches of surrealism. Many of Cindy’s paintings have unique and hidden meanings that challenge the imagination, but a common theme found throughout her work is love. That central theme is expressed, sometimes subtly, in thought-provoking dreamscapes that are frequently embellished with touches of quirkiness and humor.
Much of Cindy’s work also conveys a sense of simplicity and childlike innocence. In fact, her three young children offer a tremendous source of inspiration. Cindy’s love of nostalgic music, interest in science, and appreciation of nature also influence her artistic choices.
Cindy studied art in college but didn’t begin actively selling her paintings online until 2005. Since then, she’s been able to sell hundreds of original works to collectors around the world, collaborate with local and Asian galleries, and display her art annually at an international art fair in Taiwan. She also regularly participates in art events and festivals in the southeastern United States. When she’s not painting, Cindy enjoys family life with her husband and imaginative kids.
★ Upcoming ★
2017 - Art Revolution Taipei (April 13 - 17) Taipei World Trade Ctr. Taiwan
☆ Past Events ☆
2016 - "Dreamers" artist talk & solo show benefit for Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (July 31)
2016 - Art Revolution Taipei (April 21-25) Taipei World Trade Ctr, Taiwan
2015 - Art Revolution Taipei (May 8-11) Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
2014 - Art Revolution Taipei (April 16-20) Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
2013 - Affordable Art Fair Singapore (Nov. 21-24) Singapore
2013 - Johns Creek Art Fest (Oct 18 & 19) Johns Creek, GA
2013 - Art Revolution Taipei (May 2-6) Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
2013 - Affordabe Art Fair Hong Kong
2012 - Solo Show at Art Station (June 2 – Aug 19), Stone Mtn, GA
2012 - Dunwoody Art Fest (May 12-13) Dunwoody, GA
2012 - Acworth Art Fest (April 14-15) Acworth, GA
2012 - Art Revolution Taipei (March 22-25) Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
2011 - Dunwoody Art Fest (May 7-8) Dunwoody, GA
2010 - Norcross Art Fest (Oct. 1-2) Norcross, GA
2015 - "Another Moonlight Serenade" featured in Chinese Contemporary Art News Mag. (May issue)
2012 - Acworth Art Fest - Winning design for event poster and billboard feature.
2011 - "Tempestuous" featured in Art Investment Magazine . December 2011 Issue (pg 24)
2011 - "House" Children's Book. Illustrator - softcover available on Amazon here.
2010 - ABC's LOST - T-shirt design contest winner (judged by the show's producers)
2010 - 2nd place - Art.com's "Life In Motion - America's Next Master Artist"