Cyndi West is a local artist that spends part of the year working and living in Jackson Hole, WY. Cyndi has been a working artist since she was in junior high school. She started by painting holiday scenes on local store windows in her small home town in Indiana and continued by painting “senior cords” for friends and other schools in the county. This helped pay her way to Indiana University.
Cyndi’s work has progressed to her present day work in oils that she calls “Personal Portraits”. Cyndi uses the still life format with familiar objects, strong lighting and color to tell the story of an individual, a group of people, or an event. She hopes that when you look at one of her paintings that it strikes a personal note with the viewer.
A large part of her work revolves around a sporting themes and related colleges or professional teams. Cyndi has also done several commissions for other professions, such as the police and fire departments, as well as commissions for individuals.
Since spending the last several years part time in Wyoming, Cyndi has gone back to graphite and colored pencil as well as oil. She enjoys doing western themed work, candid shots of her grandchildren and wildlife. Cyndi will be happy to turn your favorite candid snapshot into a work of art.
Pictured below is of “senior cords”. A fad dress of high school seniors in Indiana from 1950 to 1965. Cream corduroy with fabric paint telling a story of that seniors activities.
Cyndi’s work is well known over the country and hangs in many collections coast to coast. Cyndi has done limited edition prints of many of her oils that are available through Images Art Gallery or the different University Alumni Associations.
Cyndi accepts commissions and may be contacted through Images Art Gallery or Studio West.