Artist Cindy Klong

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As a child I discovered a lifelong love for art. I am a third generation Californian.  My Late mother, Betty Skinner was an oil pastel portrait artist & my maternal grandmother, a born artist who lived to be 102 was ahead of her time.  She painted flowers on walls & doors in her home & also created needlework and was a master seamstress.   She loved painting California missions such as San Juan Capistrano and nature throughout her life. I was fortunate to be surrounded by such inspiring artistic and nurturing talent.  During my college years I studied art history, design,  figure drawing & painting.  During my career with a large HMO I contributed illustrations for the Physicians Newsletter & did cover designs for department monthly newsletters. When I retired from the health care field in 2001 I was able to pursue art full time.  After painting murals for several years I studied oil painting with (the late) Sabastian Capella, Raye Anne Marks, Carolyn Anderson, Jeff Yeomans & Marileigh Schulte.  I was a student at 2012 American Artists Weekend with the Masters with instruction from Jeremy Lipking, Dennis Perrin, Daniel Gerhartz, David Leffel and Tony Pro.
Affiliations:  Rancho Santa Fe Art Gallery (Board Member), La Jolla Art Association,  AMIT Fine Art and California Art Club, Portrait Society of America. Awards:
San Clemente Paint Out Quick Draw 2019 ~ Ribbon 'Physic Reader's House'
San Diego Fair 2017 ~ 1st Place Representational People 'The Sisterhood'
San Diego Fair 2017 ~ 2nd Place Representational People 'Morning Light'
San Diego Fair 2017 ~ Honorable Mention Plein Aire Contest 'Umbrellas'
La Jolla Art Association ~ 'Shadow Play' ~ juried show Ribbon Best Oil
Old Coach Paint Out 2016 ~ People's Choice
San Diego Fair 2015 2nd Place ~ Representative Cityscape 'Red Scooter'
San Diego Fair 2015 Honorable Mention ~ Landscape '8 West From The Colorado'
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