The extraordinary can be found in the seemingly ordinary that often passes by unnoticed. It is my intention to create an experience of visual harmony and give new insight into the beauty that abounds right within our grasp and line of vision. I am drawn to the narrative quality of these moments and paint to reveal their honesty and emotion.

—Cynthia Feustel

CYNTHIA FEUSTEL is a traditional oil painter and portrait artist based in Colorado who has painted the human face and figure for nearly twenty years. She studied art at Penn State University before receiving her degree in Fashion Illustration from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.  After following a career in graphic design she turned her attention to the fine art of classical oil painting.

Whether capturing an introspective moment of a figure or the quiet stillness in an arrangement of treasured objects, the sensitive rendering of her subjects compels one to become involved in her paintings and has garnered her many awards and recognition, among which are awards from Women Artists of the West (Best of Show), American Women Artists, NOAPS and Oil Painter's of America.

 

Feustel’s paintings are exhibited across the U.S. in gallery and invitational shows including museum exhibitions at the Haggin Museum, Steamboat Art Museum, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Butler Institute of American Art and the Bennington Center for the Arts. She has been featured in Art of the West Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art and International Artist Magazine. Her work is represented by McBride Gallery in Annapolis, MD and West Wind Fine Art in Keene, NH.

 

Largely self-taught and fueled by the belief that one should never stop learning, Feustel is eager to share her knowledge and experience by mentoring others in traditional oil painting techniques. She works full-time as a commissioned portrait artist, still life painter and teacher in her Colorado Springs studio.

AFFILIATIONS

  • American Women Artists- Signature Member 

  • Oil Painter's of America

  • Women Artist's of the West

  • National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society

AWARDS:

  • BEST of SHOW, Women Artists of the West 2018 National Exhibition

  • Award for Figurative Excellence, Women Artists of the West 2018 National Exhibition

  • FIRST PLACE, Rocky Mountain Horse Expo's 9th Annual Art Show 2018

  • Merit Award, Women Artists of the West 2017 National Exhibition

  • Award of Excellence, Oil Painter's of America 2016 Salon Show

  • Award of Excellence, American Women Artists 2016 National Exhibition

  • FIRST PLACE Master Class, Art Muse Competition, July 2016

  • Award of Excellence, National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society (NOAPS) Spring 2016 International On-Line Exhibition

  • Finalist, American Women Artists Spring Online Juried Show, 2016

  • Finalist, National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, International Online Salon, Spring 2015

  • Finalist, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center International 2012/2013 ARC Salon

  • 2nd Place Award, FASO/Bold Brush Competition, December 2012

  • Honors Award, Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition 2012

  • Finalist, International Artist Magazine, Dec 2011

  • Finalist, Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition, 2011

  • Finalist, Figurative Category, Art Renewal Center International 2010/2011 ARC Salon

  • Honorable Mention, The Artist's Magazine, All-Media Online Competition 2011

  • Top 50 Finalist, Southwest Art Magazine "Over 31 Competition", November 2010

  • Finalist, Fine Art Views (Bold Brush), November 2010

  • Finalist, Raymar Fine Art Competition, November 2010

  • Finalist, Raymar Fine Art Competition, October 2010

  • Honors Award, Inspiring Figures, Butler Institute of American Art, Sept 2010

  • Finalist, International Artist Magazine, August 2010

  • Finalist, Raymar Fine Art Competition, June 2010

 

EXHIBITIONS:

   2019

  • McBride Gallery,  Tonalism, Impressionism and Perceptualism, June 23, 2019, Annapolis, MD

  • American Women Artists, "Looking West", Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, May 24-Sept 2, 2019

  • Oil Painter's of America National Exhibition, Illume Gallery of Fine Art, St. George UT,  May 10- June 7, 2019

  • West Wind Fine Art, Spring Open House, Colorado Springs, CO, April 13, 2019   

 

  2018​

  • National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society 2018 International Fall Online Exhibition

  • Mountain Oyster Club Art Show and Sale, Nov 2018, Tucson, AZ

  • National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Small Works Great Wonders Art Sale, Oklahoma City, OK,  Nov 2018

  • National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society (NOAPS) Best of America National Exhibition, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH,  2018

  • Women Artists of the West 48th National Exhibition, Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, OK, Sept 20-Nov 4, 2018

  • West Wind Fine Art, "Figures, Flowers & Delightful Friends", Colorado Springs, CO, Aug 18, 2018

  • American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum,  Stockton, CA, August 2-Sept 16, 2018

  • Oil Painter's of America National Exhibition, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO, June 1-Sept 3, 2018

  • McBride Gallery, The Art of Story Telling: A Narrative Show, May 6- June 24, 2018, Annapolis, MD

  • National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society (NOAPS) Best of America Small Works National, Richland Fine Art, Nashville, TN, April 30 - May 26, 2018

  • American Impressionists Society Small Works, Greenwich House Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, March 2018

  • Montana Miniatures Show, Out West Art Show, March 2018, Great Falls, MT

  • Rocky Mountain Horse Expo’s 9th Annual Art Show, March 2018, National Western Complex, Denver, CO

  • Arts at Denver Gallery, Annual Valentine's Show,  February 2018,  Denver, CO

   2017

  • Women Artists of the West (WAOW) 47th National Exhibition, Nov 2017, McBride Gallery, Annapolis, MD

  • Mountain Oyster Club Art Show and Sale, Nov 2017, Tucson, AZ

  • Miniatures by the Lake Show, Coeur d'Alene Galleries, Sept 2017, Coeur d'Alene, ID

  • Montana Miniatures Show, March 2017, Great Falls, MT

  • Art Muse Exhibition, Feb 2017, Jack Meier Gallery, Huston, TX

   2016​

  • Oil Painter's of America 2016 Western Regional Exhibition, Marshall Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Oil Painter's of America 2016 Salon Exhibition,  Castle Gallery Fine Art, Fort Wayne, IN

  • American Women Artists 2016 National Exhibition,  Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

  • Miniatures by the Lake Show, Coeur d'Alene Galleries, Sept 2016, Coeur d'Alene, ID

  • Out West Art Show and Sale, March 2016, Great Falls, MT

   2015​

  • Traveling the West Art Show, October 2015, Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX

  • Oil Painter's of America 2015 Western Exhibition, Wild Horse Gallery, Steamboat Springs, CO

  • Rawhide and Spurs, July 2015, Mountain Trails Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

   2014​

  • Art For Life, 2014, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO,

  • Oil Painter's of America 2014 Western Regional Exhibition, Mountainsong Galleries, Carmel, CA

  2010-2013

  • Oil Painter's of America 2013 Juried Salon, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, MI

  • Solo Exhibition, February 2013, Rip Caswell Gallery, Troutdale, OR

  • Oil Painter's of America 2012 Western Regional Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver, CO

  • Oil Painter's of America 2011 Western Regional Exhibition, Lee Youngman Galleries, Calistoga, CA

  • Solo Exhibition, July 2011, Turpin Gallery, Jackson, WY

  • Oil Painter's of America 2011 National Exhibition, Devin Gallery, Coeur d'Alene, ID

  • Salon International 2011 Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

  • Salon International 2010 Juried Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

  • Inspiring Figures, Portrait Society of America, 2010, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

  • Oil Painter's of America 2010 Western Regional Juried Show, Mountain Trails Gallery, Jackson, WY

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Art of the West - January/February 2019, "Poetry in Paint",  four-page feature article

  • Southwest Art Magazine - November 2017, "Women Artists of the West"

  • Fine Art Connoisseur - December 2016, "The Enduring Appeal of Youth"

  • Western Art Collector - October 2015, "Traveling the West"

  • Southwest Art Magazine - December 2012, "Artistic Excellence" winners

  • Southwest Art Magazine - January 2012, "The Human Experience"

  • International Artist Magazine - December/January 2012

  • International Artist Magazine - August/September 2010

Southwest Art Magazine
November 2017, "Women Artists of the West"
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine
December 2016, "The Enduring Appeal of Youth"
Southwest Art Magazine
January 2012, "The Human Experience"
Southwest Art Magazine
December 2012, "Artistic Excellence" winners
International Artist Magazine
December/January 2012
International Artist Magazine
August/September 2010
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Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

December 2016, "The Enduring Appeal of Youth"