Cynthia Feustel

Nest with Quail Eggs, Oil, 12×12

Cynthia Feustel
( b. )


Cynthia is a traditional oil painter and portrait artist, painting the human face and figure for 20+ years. She studied art at Penn State University before receiving her degree in Fashion Illustration at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Mastery of light, color, and composition paired with emotionally evocative moods has garnered her work significant awards. It has been featured in national art publications and exhibited in galleries and museums across the U.S. She resides in Colorado and is represented by McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD.

Artist's Statement:

From the stillness and solitude of my studio, I explore the beauty that exists in the heart of the beholder through the genre of portraiture. Fascinated with moments when I catch a glimpse of the subtle nuances of the human face and form— it’s emotion, introspection, and honesty—I realize that we are all connected in some way.   The narrative imagery of these moments draws me in. I’m compelled to paint the story that each has to tell— creating a feeling of intimacy, gratitude, and heightened sensitivity to the uniqueness and mystery of the human spirit.


American Women Artists- Master-Signature Member 

National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society- Signature Member

International Guild of Realism

Oil Painters of America – Signature Member

Women Artists of the West

Heartland Art Club – Signature Member

Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”

— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ