Cindy Walton in the news
The Glory of God in the abstract—A conversation with artist Cindy Walton
Article by Dennis Ray, Rapid River Magazine, July 2019
Rapid River Magazine: What has drawn (no pun intended) you to creating abstract art?
Cindy Walton: In the past, I painted in a more realistic, still-life, or figurative style...I found in time I wanted to say more and speak to my audience at a more emotional level than a literal rendering...I need to break the lines of realistic painting, to see and expose those bottom layers. I felt abstraction was a way to progress from where I was to where I wanted my work to grow and mature.
Art in Embassies
Article by Rachel Pressley, Asheville Made Magazine, July 2019
Recently, local artist Cindy Walton’s painting Out of Many Waters, a 60 by 40 inch piece, was selected to be placed in the home of the new U.S. Ambassador of Kazakhstan, William H. Moser, for the next three years. Walton’s painting will be displayed in the public rooms of the house as part of the U.S. Department of State’s “Art in Embassies” program.
A painting by Cindy Walton, ‘Out of Many Waters’ has been selected to be placed in the residence of the new U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan.
The painting will be displayed in the public rooms of the residence as part of the Art in Embassies/US Department of State program which has been a vital form of cultural diplomacy since 1963.
Ambassador Moser is a native North Carolinian and is pleased to have Walton, a NC artist, represented in the collection.
Additional information can be found on the Art in Embassies website.
Out of Many Waters, 60"x 40", oil and cold wax on panel, on loan.
Asheville Made Magazine, December 2018
Her Main Inspiration Is, In Fact, Not Being Inspired
by Paul M. Howey
When Cindy Walton enters her painting studio, she leaves everyday concerns at the door. She moves swiftly, “attacking” the canvas. “My main thing is not to leave it blank for long,” she says. “I try to let the paint lead me.” Read more...
Fabulous article featuring Cindy Walton and her art in the Asheville Citizen-Times, February 15, 2018 (thanks to Angeli Wright for the great reporting)
"Using a metal tool, Cindy Walton scrapes at the surface of her painting. Flakes of yellow, gray and white are lifted from the plywood surface, revealing lines of burnt orange and other colors.
“I feel like a painting is sometimes like getting to know a person,” the abstract painter said. “As you get to know a person you start to learn about the layers and what’s underneath, and some people like to hide that and some people reveal it and I think my paintings tend to reflect some of that.” Read more...
Artists Redefine Landscape
Exhibition at Upstairs Artspace in Tryon NC
March 18 - April 28, 2017
“Cindy Walton captures action, energy and quiet musings of nature in her paint- ings. Through writings and bold marks traveling in and out of the layers of oil and cold wax, the Asheville, NC, artist layers surfaces with paint to create depth and texture. "
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Artist in the Spotlight—Cindy Walton
January 26, 2017 by Nancy McClinton
“Working with Cindy Walton has been a joy. She is always eager to give. She is an ‘of course!’ person,” describes OpenDoors Art Chair, Kristan Dewey. This year will mark Cindy’s 5th year donating to the OpenDoors Art Affair.
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Review of “Painters of Interest” exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Galleries by Fran Watson for Aeqai, a Cincinnati-based e-journal.
"there are several paintings in oil and cold wax by Cindy Walton, four of which have been sold already, and all of which are layered with hypnotic strokes, scrapes and graffiti in lemony-gray shades broken with just the right subtlety of varying color in the same tonal range"
Click here to read the article featuring Cindy and other artists in the show.
Paint the Town by Karen F. Buchsbaum
in Pinecrest Magazine, Ft Lauderdale FL
"Cindy Walton, an artist from St. Petersburg, Florida, opened a workspace in the Wedge Studios building four years ago. She uses cold wax and oils on wood panels to create abstracts influenced by the emotional feel and colors found in natural landscapes. The Gulf Coast beaches of Walton’s youth and the mountains she loves have significantly influenced the vibrant colors, metallics and textures in her unique paintings."
Click here to read the rest of the article featuring Cindy and other artists in the River Arts District.
Cindy Walton — Featured Artist on the EmptyEasel website, July 19, 2016
read the rest of the article online here
Many thanks to Cassie Rief for a wonderful article and to Dan Duhrkoop for creating Empty Easel.
EmptyEasel is a website for artists and art lovers. It has two purposes: first, to bring greater understanding of art through clear, well-written tutorials and articles; and second, to help ... artists reach a wider audience...
"In Flight", the "Signature Painting"
for the Western NC AIDS Project
Raise Your Hand Gala and Auction
September 26, 2015
Aha moment (Cindy's interview with Mutual of Omaha's Aha Moment crew)