My paintings explore the depth of quiet, ordinary subjects through nostalgic depictions that summon conflicting feelings of comfort and loneliness, hope and foreboding, and of life and loss. Inspired by my own sentimentality and spirituality, my backyard subjects are bittersweet metaphors of the brevity of our existence
Native to Maine, Cindy Rizza is a classically trained, representational oil painter with her BFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Her nostalgic, iconic representations of ordinary subjects summon conflicting feelings of comfort and loneliness, hope and foreboding, and of life and loss. She has won numerous awards, including the NH Spotlight Award for Outstanding Representational Artist, the Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant, and a Maine Percent for the Arts competition. Her work is collected internationally. Cindy lives and works in Southern New Hampshire.