“The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of
Cindy Walton, a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, is resident of Asheville, North Carolina. A committed artist from childhood, Walton earned a BA degree from Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a BFA degree from the University of North Carolina, Asheville.
The warmth and effervescence of the Florida coast and the quiet energy of mountainous Western North Carolina are both strongly evident in her work, in imagery as well as in coloration. She has developed highly personalized techniques that translate and transform nature and iconography. As a result, her paintings are transformative interpretations rather than literal renderings.
Cindy’s paintings have been exhibited in galleries across the United States, including the Asheville Art Museum, various colleges and universities Cindy is also a recipient of a Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship (Amherst, Virginia) and of a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant.