Cynthia Hayes, Charlie "Bird" Parker
Cynthia Hayes, Boy in black hat
Cynthia Hayes, Gotta' love the beach
Cynthia Hayes, Rosemary
Cynthia Hayes was born in Boston, MA into an artistic family. She has spent most of her life in various parts of California and now lives in the Sierra foothills where she enjoys the support and enthusiasm of the local art community.
Ms. Hayes has been influenced by the impressionists, especially in the way human forms and faces are interpreted. She says about her work “I like my paintings to tell a story, to evoke an emotional response.”
She has studied art under Gary Pruner, Jim Estey and Marisa Sayago and attended workshops with David Lobenberg and various others taught by artists she admires.
Initially, graphite and colored pencil were her primary medium. In addition, she is now working in acrylic and pastel; as her technique develops, a recognizable individual style is emerging.
Ms. Hayes’ work has garnered awards at local and regional levels and has been juried into national exhibitions. Her work has been shown at the Auburn City Hall, Harris Center for the Arts and at the offices of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors through the El Dorado Arts Council program, Art in Public Places. Several of her pieces are in private collections.
Ms. Hayes is a member of the Sierra Pastel Society, Folsom Arts Association, Placerville Arts Association and El Dorado Arts Council.