Collection: Cindy Carstesen

Cindy Carstesen 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 in 2019, returning to her first love of watercolour.

The major focus of Cindy’s work is concentrated on florals, trees and the landscape rendered in a loose, semi-abstract style. Her process involves intuitively responding to where her emotions and the paints are leading her. Cindy is more concerned with recreating how a particular subject or space makes her feel rather than recreating exactly what she sees in front of her.