Australian-born in 1968, Cindy Wider grew up in Papua New Guinea where nature was her playground. Tiny beetles and bugs, giant towering trees, long hanging vies with luscious green leaves, brightly-coloured flora and exotic fauna were all a part of her every day existence. Her first experience with art was playing with clay gathered from the riverbanks in her own back yard.
The memories of that childhood remain in her fantasies and imagination and inspire her richly-colored, intensely beautiful paintings. ‘In my imaginary world there is freedom and abundance all around. I imagine that I am a bit like Alice in Wonderland where everything is surreal and fun in a very beautiful and exciting place filled with child-like wonderer. It’s a fearless world where the only rule that applies is that I must paint the happiness, joy and gratitude that is in my heart.
At the age of 11 years Cindy returned with her parents and siblings to live in Australia from 1979 until 2013. She currently lives and works in West Yorkshire, the United Kingdom. An Award winning gallery represented fine artist and licensed commercial artist exclusively represented by Porterfield’s Fine Art in Florida, Cindy has over 20 years of experience in the art industry. She is also the author of the soft cover books ‘Paint In Your Pyjamas - every woman’s guide to finding your life purpose through art’ and ’12 Charcoal Techniques’ as well as 37 art educational e-books which form the ‘Complete Drawing and Painting Certificate Course’. Cindy’s art courses are taught by Certified Art Instructors in both the real world and online at Drawpj.com as well as other websites.