Cyndy Carstens was awarded a summer scholarship to the highly regarded Art Institute of Minneapolis at the age of 6—an experience that inspired her to pursue a career as an artist.
Since that youthful initiation, she has worked in a variety of mediums, including oil, graphite, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. Her art has been recognized with numerous awards and exhibitions in the United States, including:
Carstens' paintings are in private collections across America, Canada, Europe & Australia, and in corporate collections of Intel Corporation and Banner Alzheimer's Institute & Consortium, among others. She has also been featured in newspaper and magazine articles over the years, including Southwest Art, American Art Collector, Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine, and The Arizona Republic. Cyndy Carstens and her husband live in Phoenix, Arizona.