2011 Winter Park Paint Out Artist  



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Cindy Sturla

Winter Springs, FL


"I feel it is absolutely vital to work from life ad become a true observer of nature. There is and energy and spirit that comes while working on location. It is that energy and spirit I try to convey in my work."


Artwork from the 2011 Paint Out

"Catching the last Light"
11x14, watercolor (501)

"Painting the Flowers"
10x14, Watercolor (306)

"Quintessential Winter Park"
12x16, Watercolor (379)

"Sunset at Houstons"
5x7, Watercolor (417)

"Meeting at the Briarpatch"
12x9, Watercolor (418)

"Afternoon in the Park"
12x16, Watercolor (441)

"Out of the Darkness"
10x8, Watercolor (498)

Background Information

I have been painting "en plein air" in watercolor for the past 12 years. I started showing my work professionally in 2000, and have enjoyed traveling around Florida and other parts of the country and world to paint and exhibit. I have studied under the best "plein air" and watercolor instructors, and have actively worked to improve my craft.

I have been part of Gallery on First for the past 3 years where I have a studio, where I work and display my paintings. I have recently begun teaching watercolor. I have been invited to numerous "paint out" events around the state, and love the challenge of creating new work within a few days.

Awards and Exhibitions

  • "Taste of Oviedo" poster contest 2002 and 2007
  • Award of Merit - St. Petersburg Paint Out 2007 and 2009
  • Award of Merit - Maitland Spring Arts Festival 2004



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