Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
March is Womens History Month, so it seems fitting to focus on four women who exemplify their chosen art field. They will be exhibiting their art work at the Arizona Fine Art Expo through March 24th.
Jeweler, Cynthia Downs creates wrist cuffs inspired by the ocean while Janet Blumenthal invites us to join in the dance of life with her latest collection. Lynette Power creates A Meeting with Destiny and Debra Steidel describes the journey of Ancient Whispers.
CYNTHIA DOWNS: Cynthias describes the inspiration for the Tidal Pool Collection as being inspired by beach walks, sand ripples and gifts brought ashore by the magnificent ocean. The cuffs and necklaces in this collection do have a way of visually transporting the viewer to the beach and the waves momentarily exposing the sand ripples with their catch of delicate shells and stones. Cynthia accepts commissions, personalizing each piece using the clients own stones, fossils and varying color ranges as well as incorporating stones from her own collection.
Originally from Boston, MA. She attended Mass College of Art, and moved to Arizona to pursue her dream. As you browse through Cynthia’s collections, you will see how her love of unusual stones, her creativity, and her passion for Metal Smithing are displayed in her unique, one-of-a-kind designs. Additionally, she has developed an individual style that separates her work from other silversmiths. Hand-weaving silver is a major part of her work and can be found in her rings, bracelets and necklaces. Downs can be found working in her studio at the Expo creating these beautiful works of art.
My designs are unique, and I am inspired by my lush desert surroundings and various events in my life. Each piece is personally hand-crafted by me, using high karat gold and silver, and the gemstones and fossils are individually chosen. I use a wide range of materials, from agate druses, to opals, diamonds and Tahitian pearls.
Balance of colors and esthetics are only part of Cynthias work. I’ve always loved unusual stones, minerals and fossils, and have specific ideas of how they can be worn. Each stone has its own story, and my goal is to enhance its beauty and evoke its spirit through my work.
To see more of Cynthias work visit her in studio 76-77 or at http://bit.ly/WzygTc
JANET BLUMENTHAL: Janets latest collection is inspired and dedicated to her father, and the shoe store he owned during her childhood. Janet describes her work as A visual orchestra of bright color and bold imagery brings to light the rhythms found dancing across the canvases. The viewer may ask why musical themes? Her response: Music is a universal language easily recognized and interpreted by all.
Janet has amalgamated the shoes into her work through images of dance. In the painting titled Tango Sole, her parents initials are discreetly etched into the sole of the female shoe. The emotion shows on Janets face as she comments, My mom was my dads partner in the dance of life.
Every culture is marked by celebration for life and often expressed through dance and music. One can feel this rhythm of life in Janets artistry. The viewer is reminded of this celebration as