Cindy Carstesen

A local Kingston artist, Cindy works in both watercolour and acrylics.

Her latest acrylic series, "Waterscapes" explores her love of the water and childhood memories spent at various cottages in Ontario.

"Whether on a boat, swimming in or gazing out over a lake from the shore, the water has always brought me a sense of calm and peace. It is truly my happy place."

It is this mix of personal memory, collective nostalgia, and ever calming presence of these waterscapes that the artist is working to express through these pieces.

Cindy first began studying watercolours at the age of 13 with a local watercolour artist, and eventually went on to graduate from the Fine Art Program at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario, where she now makes her home. After a 10-year break from painting, mainly in acrylics in a more realistic style, she picked up the brushes again, but returned to her first love of watercolour. She was looking for some creative solace after a particularly stressful time in my life which culminated in her suffering a heart attack.

Her paintings are in private collections across Canada. The works can be viewed here and through het social media accounts at and  

Cindy also designs clothing, home décor, and accessories for Art of Where based in Montreal. You can view these designs at