Cindy Chinn's Profile

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I create, every waking hour, I CREATE...

I am a full-time Artist and when I create artwork, I am reminded how lucky I am to have the freedom to do I as choose. That wasn't always the case in my fast paced world in a corporate art career. Now that I live in Nebraska, I am able to fulfill my goal of being a fine artist and having the space to explore my many interests.

Although I love to work in almost any medium, I'm now known for my pencil lead carvings. All it takes is one 'viral' image to change your direction! I've been working with pencils for all of 2016. In between pencil commissions, I'm creating new designs in old handsaws and other tools.

I love my studio: the former Chester School was built in 1907 and purchased by Art Whitton and myself in 2006. Moving…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 23
  • Joined December 7, 2011

Favorite materials

metal, pencils, all of them, paint, wood, glass, clay, polymer clay, cloth

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About

I create, every waking hour, I CREATE...

I am a full-time Artist and when I create artwork, I am reminded how lucky I am to have the freedom to do I as choose. That wasn't always the case in my fast paced world in a corporate art career. Now that I live in Nebraska, I am able to fulfill my goal of being a fine artist and having the space to explore my many interests.

Although I love to work in almost any medium, I'm now known for my pencil lead carvings. All it takes is one 'viral' image to change your direction! I've been working with pencils for all of 2016. In between pencil commissions, I'm creating new designs in old handsaws and other tools.

I love my studio: the former Chester School was built in 1907 and purchased by Art Whitton and myself in 2006. Moving from Las Vegas to Nebraska later that year.
There is a lot of history in this old building as well as square footage, 33,000+ of classroom space which I have turned into art studios, a full gym which we should use more often, on 3.5 acres that some would consider a full-time job.

Mainly, it is "our home/office", though from time to time I have art workshops and hold special viewings of my larger canvas mural projects before they are shipped off to be installed.

Every Christmas we decorate the front of the school for the holidays and entertain the community and travelers from near and far, with a Light and Sound Show of Christmas Lights timed to music. Visitors park out front and tune their radios into an FM station and watch the show. Each year this projects grows through donations from our supportive community.

My future plans for the school are to turn it into an Artist Retreat, where artists of all skill levels and disciplines can get away for a weekend or a week for private lessons and group classes, or to work on a special project on their own.

Recently I have discovered a love for wood carving. I have completed a number of commissions and am truly enjoying finding the secrets hidden in a piece of wood. I carved three vintage church pews and added back-lit glass mosaics to them. I relish the challenges that come with this outlet for my creativity.

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