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Cynthia Longhat-Adams

For Cynthia Longhat-Adams, moving to Oregon at 22 has been a decision she has never regretted. Her artistic talents began to show very young & continues to develop ever since.  Cynthia’s development led her into media of all kinds, from painting, drawing, micro scrimshaw, & wood work.  Wood working is one of her greatest pleasures.

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The senses are awakened in the textures and smells of painting with fire (pyrography) has significantly allowed me to “find my way” in art. As an artist I am drawn to all things natural, with wood as my driving force. My art includes scrimshaw, watercolor, pencil, pen & ink, and woodworking on many levels from carving to making furniture, just to name a few. I love detail, thus my works passion is in photo realism. Having spent the past 8 years developing the skills in the techniques of this pyrographic media to finally reach my current level. I believe I have still much more to learn about this media. I share my journey of discovery with you in my work.

It is time consuming, but the amazing rewards it offers are unmatchable, as I layer up my burn, working with a very low heat and a slow process as then lightly enhance with inks and water colors.

I am a self-learned multi-media artist—first inspired by my mother at the age of 6. She showed me a small painting she had created by chewing the tip of a wooden toothpick, making a brush. The ingenuity lead me into a constant process of learning and experimenting, motivated by the challenges to finding solutions to problems.

My growth as an artist and a human have a simultaneous connection that is all encompassing to the world around me in its ever evolving process.

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