Cindi O’Mara is a native of Upstate New York where the love of natural forms intergraded into her work. Cindi began her studies at Sage College (Junior College of Albany) and Continued Studies at Nazareth College of Rochester. Studies in painting and drawing continued with several mentors and workshops. For several years she has lived and worked in Western New York.
As an Exhibiting Member of the Buffalo Society of Artists Cindi is currently serving on the BSA Board of Directors. Her work has been exhibited in several BSA Exhibitions and has assisted in organizing exhibitions for Buffalo Society of Artists and several other arts organizations and galleries. Her work has been spotlighted in one-person exhibitions: Passages and Pathways,2010; Revealing Intimacies, 2017, Ground Level, 2015, Nature’s Microcosms at the Kenan House Gallery, 2018, and Nature Unveiled at MusicalFare Theatre, Damien College, 2020
Cindi works in acrylics, graphite, and color pencils exploring details of organic forms.
Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.”
I create works that speak to a richer meaning found within ourselves. Everyday life is filled with an abundance of “distractions”. The precious connections between ourselves and nature are often pushed aside and forgotten. Interpretations of nature range from symbolism and metaphors to lovely interpretations creating a variety of responses from our inner self.
Flowers, leaves, grasses, and other natural forms have a presence. The experience of observing them closely reminds us of the cycles of life. Observational studies reveal these details - the lines, shapes, colors, and textures, rhythm, and movement promote the energy of the living organism and the forms of the organic structures as we witness the interconnection between humanity and nature, reminding us that we share our journey with these forms.
My observational studies lead to completed works that tell the story of the interconnection of humanity and nature. These works encourage a viewer to look closer and actively be part of the natural elements that surround us. Respectfully experience all that is encountered and take joy in all that is so fragile.