Cindy Kosek was born in Pittsburgh, educated as a Chemical Engineer, and spent her first career in the corporate environmental, health and safety arena. This background is reflected in her artistic work, which shows an affinity for industrial and architectural images as well as those of the natural world, presented in an expressionist or impressionist style.
Her first artistic medium was fiber, finding expression in modern art quilts. Since her retirement in 2016, she has focused on abstracts in acrylic and mixed media. Her work strives to reflect her vision within its emotional context, while allowing room for the viewer’s individual interpretations.
Cindy has trained at the Dunedin Fine Art Center as well as various local and national workshops. She is currently the President of Studio 1212 Art Gallery and serves on the board of the Creative Artist Guild of Dunedin. Cindy has won numerous awards and shown her work at the Dunedin Fine Arts Gallery, Beach Art Center, Stirling Studio & Gallery and Studio 1212 Gallery.
She lives and paints in Dunedin, FL.
My personal history has taken me from the industrial hub of Pittsburgh, PA, to the ethereal beauty of the cypress swamps and ancient architecture of Louisiana, to the tropical paradise of my current home, Dunedin, Florida; all of which fuel recurring themes in my work.
I am inspired by beauty and emotion found in scenes both every-day and obscure, such as the spectacle of a fully-operational steel mill at night, a halo of rain highlighting crumbling stucco on an ancient brick wall, or the haunting image of a cypress swamp in a cool mist. I love the way that a painting takes on a life of its own. Even though I start out with a specific intention, it is not uncommon that the painting moves in a different direction. I have found that it is best to not fight it. Although my work is often objective, I always want to leave room for the viewer’s own interpretations.
I have always been a creative person. During my corporate career as a Chemical Engineer in the Environmental, Safety and Health arena, that creativity was channeled into project design and implementation. It was very much in the “left brain” arena. Since my retirement, I have been fortunate to have first rate art instruction, mentorship and opportunity through local art centers and artist groups and outreach from nationally recognized artists. I serve as the President of Studio 1212 Gallery in Dunedin, FL and on the Board of Directors of the Creative Artist Guild of Dunedin.