Author Archives: Cynthia Armstrong

Fun Forms: Nature Illustration in Fungus Fair Posters

Thrilled to be featured at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History….past fungus fair posters. Fun Forms: Nature Illustration in Fungus Fair Posters

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National Public Garden Workshops

I’ll be teaching a series of 3 botanical themed workshops at the UCSC Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. May 15, 16, & 18, 2019. https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/left-nav-page.html

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Art in the Garden

Thrilled to be an ‘Artist in the Garden’ during the Home Garden Tour sponsored by the UCSC Arboretum – April 27, 2019; 10am to 4pm I’ll be hosted by a generous Arboretum supporter, meeting and greeting visitors as I paint … Continue reading

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Student Reviews – Santa Cruz Art League

Hi Cynthia, I wanna thank you for sharing your expertise with our students. Your classes are wonderful. I appreciate how you ground the technique in examples from other artists and engage the students in understanding compositional elements. As you know, … Continue reading

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Excited to be part of the ‘tiny’ show!

Thrilled to be taking part in this year’s ‘tiny’ show at the Studio Gallery, November 8th – December 23rd, 2108. Reception: Sunday November 11th. Studio Gallery 1641 Pacific Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109. 415.931. 3130

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SCAL Spotlight Gallery

I’m thrilled to have been asked to participate at the Santa Cruz Art League, with samples of my science illustration work featured in their Spotlight Gallery.  I was a sort of ancillary participant in their Planet Pulse show.  

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Return to SCAL

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Botanical revisted

My friend, Gerardo Aymard, sent me a photo today of the  plant he had me illustrate back in 2003: Tetracera boomii G.Aymard C.   I had a plant pressing to work from….dead, brown, not terribly exciting.   Nice to see it in … Continue reading

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Persimmons

I was recently introduced to Fuyu persimmons by a friend.   Love the orange-ness and not a bit astringent….two great reasons to have them around.

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Espaliered Pears

These three lovelies were growing espalier at Filoli.  They got me all excited about pear season.   So, I rushed home and did this watercolor study.  I’m rather pleased with it.   You can purchase it at Daily Paintworks.com, just click on … Continue reading

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