Cindy Alvarado-Yeary's Profile

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Cindy Alvarado was born in Austin, Texas, and her childhood was filled with animals. She began painting and drawing animals as soon as she could hold a pencil, and was especially fascinated by dogs and horses. When Cindy was twelve, she traveled to India with her brother and sisters and her mother, an anthropology professor, where she lived for two years. The amazing variety of wildlife and the the intricate beauty of Indian art was an inspiration to her. After her return to the United States, she completed her first commission for the president of the Racking Horse Association when she was sixteen years old.

Cindy studied art at the University of Texas at Austin, and the realism and emotion in her artwork comes from observation as well as her feeling for animals. Her favorite medium is watercolor, although she also works in pen and ink and graphite. She has exhibited her artwork…

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  • Female
  • Born on May 28
  • Joined January 16, 2011

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watercolor, acrylic, pen and ink, graphite pencil

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Dog and Horse Art by Cindy Alvarado

About

Cindy Alvarado was born in Austin, Texas, and her childhood was filled with animals. She began painting and drawing animals as soon as she could hold a pencil, and was especially fascinated by dogs and horses. When Cindy was twelve, she traveled to India with her brother and sisters and her mother, an anthropology professor, where she lived for two years. The amazing variety of wildlife and the the intricate beauty of Indian art was an inspiration to her. After her return to the United States, she completed her first commission for the president of the Racking Horse Association when she was sixteen years old.

Cindy studied art at the University of Texas at Austin, and the realism and emotion in her artwork comes from observation as well as her feeling for animals. Her favorite medium is watercolor, although she also works in pen and ink and graphite. She has exhibited her artwork extensively and her paintings are in collections throughout the United States, as well as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain and Tasmania.

Cindy has won national awards at the Art Show at the Dog Show, an international juried show. She is a member of the Artists Registry at the AKC Museum of Dog, and one of her paintings is in the permanent collection of the AKC Museum of the Dog. She has also exhibited her work in juried shows at the William Kenton Gallery at the International Museum of the Horse in Kentucky Horse Park, the Raymond James Financial Art Show, and the International Miniature Art Show (Miniature Art Society of Florida). Cindy's artwork has been featured in Dog Fancy magazine, Dogs USA, The Samoyed Quarterly, Hawaii Magazine, Collie Cues magazine, and the Collie Review. Cindy created the 100th Anniversary logo for the American Shetland Sheepdog Association in 2011 and the Best of Breed trophy for the 125th Anniversary of the Collie Club of America in 2011. She taught painting at Midway University in 2014 and created the "Take the Lead" painting for Take the Lead .org, The painting will be auctioned in a live gala auction for Take the Lead in March 2016.

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