The greatest gift given to Cindy by her mother was the ability to see and observe the splendor of the natural world. She now uses that gift to express herself with pastels and occasionally oils. Her goals in painting are twofold: to depict the beauty of commonplace segments of the environment and to capture a particular moment in time. She feels it is important to paint the landscape she knows and understands intimately, preferring to capture its beauty rather than the destruction of nature. Cindy uses her art to promote the conservation and preservation of nature’s open spaces.