Cynthia K. Mullins
Cynthia K. Mullins, an award-winning painter and native of Connecticut, has an inquisitive and aesthetic sense towards the world and the art she creates. She enjoys painting a range of subjects including landscapes and florals. For the last few years she has pursued her interest in bridging abstraction with realism using the historical subject matter of flora. Using floral images, her paintings explore intimate compositions, graceful or sharper lines, value shifts, varied texture, shallow space and overall mood. The gestural texture of these works stands out as an important element of the overall look. Ms. Mullins is also known for her Merritt Parkway Series, which began in 2008 and continues to be a favorite subject. Most of her current works are in oil, but she will use watercolor or acrylic as under-paintings to add dimensional interest. Her painting surfaces vary using linen, paper, board, aluminum and stainless steel.
Ms. Mullins has exhibited her work in many solo, juried and group shows in such Connecticut venues as the New Britain Museum of American Art, Nylen Gallery, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Silvermine Gallery, Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Merritt Parkway Museum, The Sidewalk Gallery, Ridgefield Guild of Artists and the Rockwell Gallery; in New York City, the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim, National Association of Women Artists and Prince Street galleries. Her paintings have sold and found homes in many states across the country and she has won numerous awards for her oils and pastels including an Award of Excellence given by Benjamin Genocchio, NYT art critic and Best in Show at the New Canaan Carriage Barn Spectrum Exhibit awarded by Gabriel de Guzman Curator at Wave Hill, NYC.
Ms. Mullins’ roots run deep, as she is the great, great granddaughter and great, great niece of renowned Hudson Valley River School painters Aaron Draper Shattuck and Samuel Colman.