Featured Artist Cindy Sacks

The watercolors and oil paintings of New York artist Cindy Sacks offer a story that invites the viewer into an intimate space. See more of her artwork by visiting her website.

 

“Picnic” Oil, 30” x 30" by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Picnic” Oil, 30” x 30″

 

I enjoy when a painting works like a portal, inviting the viewer to enter and think about an open-ended visual story.

 

“Invention II” Watercolor, 10” x 8”by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Invention II” Watercolor, 10” x 8”

 

The images I choose to paint have intrigued, inspired, or moved me in some way and I try to share those feelings with people, to form a connection between us.

 

“Fishmonger” Watercolor, 22” x 16” by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Fishmonger” Watercolor, 22” x 16”

 

But I am also interested in the painted marks that create that story. My watercolors and oils vary widely in subject, but all share my appreciation for the mark of the paint.

 

“Invention IV” Watercolor, 30” x 22” by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Invention IV” Watercolor, 30” x 22”

 

Like an informal gardener, I attempt to control my medium just enough to portray the subject, without constraining the natural flow of the brushstroke. I want to reveal a sense of immediacy, a reminder of the hand behind the brush.

 

“Museum” Watercolor, 15” x 20” by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Museum” Watercolor, 15” x 20”

 

My approach is essentially realistic, but more and more often, there is a push toward abstraction.

 

“Diner” Watercolor, 20” x 16”by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Diner” Watercolor, 20” x 16”

 

To refresh my perspective, I often experiment with the surface, painting watercolor on gesso, on pastel paper, using rice paper collage, or even finishing a watercolor with varnish in order to move the work out from under glass.

 

“Seamstress” Watercolor, 28” x 22” by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Seamstress” Watercolor, 28” x 22”

 

Painting encourages me to pay attention: to each petal, to each face, to every detail and its position in the whole.

 

“Potions” Watercolor, 22” x 16” by artist Cindy Sacks. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Potions” Watercolor, 22” x 16”

 

For an extraordinary moment, I merge with a subject, even if it exists only in my own imagination, as I try to feel its essence, its anima. Experiencing that feeling and communicating it to the viewer – that’s my goal. That moment, for me, is true delight.

 

Artist Cindy Sacks invites you to follow her on Facebook.

 

Want to stay current on cutting edge business articles from Artsy Shark, plus artist features, and an invitation to the next Call for Artists? Click below to sign up for our twice-monthly email. You’ll get all this plus opportunities and special offers that you can’t get anywhere else!

Sign Up For Updates!

Speak Your Mind

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.