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Cindy Presant, Artist Biography

I am a self-taught artist living in Port Rowan, Ontario, Canada. My media are soapstone, pen and ink, acrylics, and oils. I have recently been focusing on developing my carvings after years of developing my artistic skills creating drawings and paintings.  Moving to Port Rowan in 2015 provided me with beautiful landscapes and an amazing variety of flora and fauna to carve, draw, and paint.
I complete sketches and basic compositional work on-site, then gradually develop ideas for new artwork in my home studio/workshop. I use multiple references for my carvings, along with my imagination, to create lifelike ducks, owls, hawks, turtles, snakes, and other creatures.

 

Artistic Background

I began exhibiting my paintings and drawings 25 years ago, and have been carving soapstone since 2005.  I had numerous solo and group shows in Cayuga, in Haldimand County, where I lived and worked for many years.  My paintings focused on the rural landscapes, historical villages of Cayuga, Caledonia, and other communities, and local flora and fauna.  

More recently, I had a solo show at the Port Rowan Public Library in August, 2017.  I opened my Long Point Art Studio with a successful solo show in the spring of 2018. For future shows and exhibitions, check here.

Cindy Presant, Artist

Long Point Art Studio

Port Rowan, Ontario

If you have any questions about my work, please contact me.

Show and Exhibition List

Solo Shows:

Birds, Beasts, and Beauty of Norfolk County 2018 (Long Point Art Studio, Port Rowan)

Water/Stone Retrospective 2017 (Port Rowan Library, Port Rowan)

Haldimand County: Works in Progress 2007   (Cottonwood Mansion, Selkirk)

New Horizons 2005 (Haldimand Art Works, Cayuga)

Artistic Licence 2004 (Downtown Cayuga, Pop-up Gallery)

Ruthven Retrospective 2004 (Ruthven Park NHS, Cayuga)

Solo Impressions 2003 (Haldimand Art Works, Cayuga)

A Painter’s Voyage 2003 (Downtown Cayuga, Pop-up Gallery)

A Brush with Haldimand 2002 (Pine Farm Gallery, Cayuga)

Countryside 2001 (Downtown Cayuga, Pop-up Gallery)

Ink 2000 (Seasons Tea Room, Caledonia)

Arkadia South 1999 (Downtown Cayuga, Pop-up Gallery)

Just Flowers 1999 (Caledonia Public Library, Caledonia)

Lions and Tigers 1996 (Haldimand County Museum, Cayuga)

River Wanderings 1993 (Haldimand County Museum, Cayuga)

 

Group Shows:

Norfolk Studio Tour (Artist) 2018 (Jen Lados' Studio, Norfolk County)

Autumn Treasures (Artist/Organizer) 2006,7 (Ruthven Park NHS, Cayuga)

Cindy & Penny’s Art Show 2000-1 (Downtown Cayuga, Pop-up Gallery)

Perspectives (Artist/Org) 1997-98 (Haldimand County Museum, Cayuga

Summer Breeze Festival (Artist/Co-Org) 1996-99 (Caledonia)

Grand Reflections 1996 (Haldimand County Museum, Cayuga)

Art Niagara Summer Art Show 1993 (Old Fire Hall, Niagara Falls)

Queenston Spring Art Show 1993 (Queenston)

 

Art Instruction

Instructor, Haldimand Art Works

Media: Soapstone carving, Drawing classes, adults and children

Painting Instructor, Lynnwood Arts Centre

Acrylic painting, adults

Guest Instructor, Grand Erie District School Board

Media: Soapstone carving, children

Volunteer Instructor, Artists By The Bay

2016-17

Soapstone carving workshops, adults

 

Memberships:

Niagara Arts Group (Niagara Falls) 1992-3

Artists By The Bay (Port Rowan) 2016-present