Cindy McCashin calls herself an “accidental artist,” having discovered her inner artist fairly late in life. Her academic years were spent concentrating on music as her creative outlet, and she has always been an avid photographer. However, she did not begin to explore other forms of visual art until shortly before she retired from the corporate world.
Cindy says that now she tends to look at everything around her with an artist’s eye and is constantly pulling over to the side of the road to snap photographs which may inspire a future painting. She is especially intrigued by pastoral scenes, the ever-changing sky, the seaside, and interesting architecture, all of which are reflected in her work. Her family and friends know that any road trip with Cindy is likely to become a
Cindy works mostly in acrylics and watercolors and describes her style as “impressionistic realism” with occasional forays into less structured and more free-flowing works.
Cindy earned a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her career path took her from television production to fundraising, and eventually into real estate sales. She is an active member of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, the Regional Art Alliance, and a performing member of the Mid-South Symphonic Band, a Chattanooga/North Georgia community concert band.
I have been moved and inspired by art as far back as I can remember. However, having been told at an impressionable age that I myself had no artistic talent, I pursued an education in instrumental music, my "other love." In 2013, a chance encounter with a "Paint 'n' Sip" group led me to the discovery that I COULD actually create my own art! From timid beginnings my confidence and love of painting grew ... proving that it's never too late!