Cynthia Smith,
Artist in Abstract
Contemporary Fine Art

This website is presently under construction. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of my work and please accept my invitation to visit often to experience new artwork as it is continually added.  I hope you will enjoy and feel moved to share with your social media contacts. 
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Fly, Blackbirds, Fly!
(Ref. No. 215)
  36" X 48" 
Acrylic on premium gallery wrapped canvas.
$1,200.
 
The metallics and metals with gold-green move in contrast with the midnight blues, black and white on heavy textures
 
 
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Another Cold Season
(Ref. No. 29)

9" X 9"
Metallic liquid watercolors and mixed media, golds, blues, black and white on gold watercolor paper, double matted and framed, can be displayed in any direction.
$150.
 
Cold days are outstanding for staying and working things out.
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Falling Sun
(Ref. No. 115)
 
22" X 30"
Liquid and liquid metallic watercolor on heavyweight premium watercolor paper,
custom double matted and framed in glossy black frame.
 
$650.
 
The southwestern desert sky constantly changes showing off many captivating surprise happenings, and, hypnotizing is  the reflection of sunsets on the desert floor.
 
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Black Star
(Ref. No. 17)
 
19" X 22"
 
Vibrant liquid watercolors including metallic and glitter blues, black, green, gold, yellow and purple watercolors on premium heavyweight watercolor paper.
Unframed.
 
$600.
 
Deeply intense, passionate,
and spellbinding.
 
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Flight Fancy

(Ref. No. 49 - 51)
3 Painting Group
11" X 17" each
 
Watercolor and Mixed Media on gold watercolor paper, matted and framed.
 
$550. set
 
Beautiful birds of
all kinds
make
the Arizona desert
their home.
 
 
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Waves of Reflections

(Ref. No. 55)
 
22" X 12"
Liquid watercolors in blue with silver and gold metallics on heavyweight premium watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$450.
 
Spurs curiousity and motivation while gently unwinding.
 
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Banned Speech

(Ref No. 213)
 
30" X 22"
Watercolor on premium heavyweight watercolor paper, double matted and custom framed.
 
$900.
 
 
Vibrant musings expressing the relationship between discovering the truth and the punishment imposed for the courage to speak of and abide by it.
The truth is still the truth – even when nobody believes it.
 
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Blurred
Vision

(Ref. No. 184)
 
20" X 30"
Watercolors, including liquid metallics, on heavyweight rough premium watercolor paper. Unframed.
 
$600.
 
Freedom is actually a state of mind and plight of spirit.
Stare closely and intently upon the construction of the cage until it blurs.  Then notice in the stillness what can be done, even from the inside,
for mind and spirit
to be set free. 
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More Windows
and Other Blurry Places

(Ref. No. 146)
 
10" X 14" 
Watercolor on premium heavyweight watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$225.
 
Borders, bounds, edges, margins, lines, perimeters, and,
other imposed limitations
intended to break the spirit.
 
But the spirit cannot be constricted absent willing consent.
 
 
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Self Portrait: Thinking Of Him

(Ref. No. 145)
 
9" X 12"
Liquid watercolor on heavyweight watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$350
 
Reason dictates that the reality of a situation trumps other more comforting, romantic ...  yet less reliable effects of perception.
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Captured

(Ref. No. 232)
 
48" X 60"
Acrylic on premium gallery wrapped canvas.
 
$1,000.
 
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Behind The Red Line

(Ref. No. 232a)
 
40" X 30"
Acrylic on premium gallery wrapped canvas.
 
$600.
 
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Through The Fence

(Ref. No. 135)
 
12" X 18"
Watercolor on heavyweight premium watercolor paper.
Unframed.
 
$150.
 
This life is potentially too great to let fences get in the way.
 
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Look Up,
Not Down
(Ref. No. 140)
 
10" X 12"
Watercolor on heavyweight rough watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$125.
 
To learn in defeat:
Aim higher.
 
 
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Some Birds Cannot Be Caged
(Ref. No. 88)
 
30" X 22"
Watercolor on premium heavyweight watercolor paper. Double matted and custom framed.
 
$850.
 
Practice escape in dreams until confidence builds to make dreams the reality.
Please continually be reminded: this result is worth the effort involved in the practice. 
 
 
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A Study Of Windows
(Ref. No. 153)
 
 
11" X 15"
Liquid watercolor on heavyweight rough watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$350.
 
There are times in one's life when windows, (and doors), even those with bars appear utterly captivating, not only for the ideas of what good could come by being on the other side, but also for coming to understand from what evil they are offering some protection.  
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Cool Sailing
(Ref. No. 216)
 
18" X 24"
Liquid watercolors on premium weight watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$250.
 
The message is to find peace of mind as soon as possible after a hard fought battle, because as knowledge is gained through participation, it matters not the judge's declaration of the
winner.
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Hot Summer Nights

(Ref. No. 188)
 
18" X 24"
Liquid watercolors on smooth premium watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$500.
 
This is a very deep and moving painting for there are times in any season when
not weather related circumstances turn up the heat.
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Rainbows Crashing
(Ref. No. 162)

12" X 16"
Liquid Watercolors on heavyweight premium watercolor paper
matted and framed.
 
$300.
 
Time to find another rainbow to follow.
 
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Light

(Ref. No. 18)
30" X 22"
Watercolors on heavyweight premium watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$500
 
Painting is one way to lift the spirit – quite like prayer.
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Desert Grasses
(Ref. No. 53)
 
 
12" X 16" 
Liquid watercolors on heavyweight watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$250.
 
Celebrating all the marvelous colors and textures in the desert Southwest!
 
 
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Night Vision
(Ref. No. 23)
 
16" X 22"
Mixed medium, including liquid watercolors, metallics and tape. Unframed.
 
$300.
 
Doors, windows, partitions and other obstacles...
or opportunities.
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Joy

(Ref. No. 147)
 
20" X 15" Liquid watercolors and acrylic varnish on heavyweight premium watercolor paper.
$200.
 
Some spirits can joyfully fly by tuning into the awesomeness of nature surrounding them... even as their
soul-vessels are incarcerated.
This is true. 
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Sun Flaring

(Ref. No. 13)
 
22" X 30"
Liquid metallic watercolors and pen and ink on heavyweight premium watercolor paper. Custom double-matted and framed.
 
$800.
 
Bright and passionate movement
speaking about the spirit of man over the power of the sun.
 
 
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O

(Ref. No. 15)
 
22" X 30"
Watercolor on premium heavyweight watercolor paper custom double-matted and framed.
 
$450.
 
Resistance.
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Inside The Machine

(Ref. No. 102)
 
22" X 30" 
Watercolor on rough heavyweight premium watercolor paper custom double-matted and framed.
 
$600.
 
Hardwired or mysticism.
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Last Chapter:
A Review

(Ref. No. 185)
 
20" X 29"
Watercolor on heavyweight rough watercolor paper. Unframed.
 
$600.
 
To the judges:
Through all this,
nothing broken.
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Different Views

(Ref. No. 183)
 
20" X 30"
Watercolor
on premium heavyweight soft finish watercolor paper.
Unframed.
 
$600.
 
Compartmentalized memories or windows.
 
 
 
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Dried Flowers

(Ref. No. 132)
 
15" X 20"
Mixed Medium on heavyweight watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$200.
 
Playing.
 
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Orange Window

(Ref. No. 155)
 
8" X 9"
Watercolor
Unframed
 
$75.
 
Every thought is a prayer
for doing what is right. Somebody's eyes are always watching.
 
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Vanishing Windows

(Ref. No. 156)
 
12" X 9"
Watercolor on watercolor paper.
Unframed.
 
$75.
 
Starting to see the end of incarceration. Just another day.
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Pink Window

(Ref. No. 154)
 
7" X 9"
Watercolor on watercolor paper.
Unframed
 
$75.
 
Morning washes away night's shadowy repentance.
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Empty Spaces

(Ref. No. 217)
 
36" X 36"
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas.
 
$800.
 
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Door In Contemplation

(Ref. No. 47)
 
14" X 22"
 
Water color on heavyweight premium watercolor paper.
Unframed
 
$300.
 
Finding retreat in this low rent, gray block, rundown
"hotel".
 
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Present Options

(Ref. No. 90)
 
22" X 30"
Watercolor on premium heavyweight watercolor paper.  Unframed.
 
$400.
 
The weight of regret makes
it difficult to run.
Learn rather than regret.
 
 
 
 
 
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Grace Through The Resistance

(Ref. No. 121)

22” X 16”
Watercolor on premium heavyweight watercolor paper,
double matted and custom framed.


$800.
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How Deep Is The Ocean

(Ref. No. 108)
 
22" X 30"
Liquid watercolors including metallic with acrylic varnish.  Unframed.
 
$700.
 
How true love knows no limits even for the unforgiven.
How there can be no hiding.
 
 
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Long Time

(Ref. No. 137)
 
14" X 10"
Liquid watercolors, paint pens, mixed medium on heavyweight watercolor paper.
 
$200.
 
... Save that time is not ever very long.
 
 
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Eagles In Flight

(Ref. No. 60)
 
30" X 20"
Liquid watercolor and acrylic mix on very light specialty paper. 
Spirit filled and interesting, the mixed mediums on attractive, almost tissue-like paper with uneven edges. Unframed.
 
$1,500.
 
During the week of incarceration at the Maximum Security Federal Prison in Estancia, New Mexico before transfering to Phoenix, one of the most stunning and absurdly surreal sights appeared inside the fence of that prison yard – a large eagle’s nest built within the curls of the razor wire lay on the ground… next to a broken concrete slab which appeared to be an old abandoned basketball court.  The artist slid down to a crouched position next to the unnatural exhibit, back against the old black pole no longer holding a hoop. 
Staring, for the whole recess… suddenly reminded of the lyrics to an ancient lullaby, “When the bough breaks the cradle will fall … and,
Down will come baby, cradle and all."
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