ARTIST OF THE MONTH- CYNTHIA BYERS
Life and just “doing art” had been my real source of education over the years, but in my 40’s I pursued formal education and earned an A.S. degree in Art from Grace College in Indiana. A later B.S. degree in Business from Gardner-Webb University in North Carolina rounded out my education.The opportunity to teach art continues to bring me much joy and satisfaction. I love sharing what I’m still learning as I paint and experience the wonders of color and the unexpected results of watercolor painting. I’ve taught drawing to young students, oil painting at a community college, and drawing and watercolor in All About Art. No matter the age or subject, it is very rewarding to watch others develop and expand their artistic skills as well.While my early years didn’t necessarily provide the opportunity for me to expand as an artist, so many meaningful years have now passed since I first started this art journey. My opportunity to grow as an artist stems from continuing to be amazed at the wonder of God’s creation, as well as his grace in my own life. Those are the things that bring true fulfillment in my art.We have lived in Sun City for six years. I love the people in our neighborhood and the joy of discovering new faces in our All About Art club. These have been wonderful people with which to retire.