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I have been an artist all my life. I was born in Richmond, CA in 1961. From a young age, it was recognized that I had a passion and talent for art. Continually wanting to create, I received a BA in Studio Art in 1983 from the University of California, Santa Barbara where I fell in love with Abstract Expressionism. In 2005, I received a MFA from Johnson State College and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. It was here that I explored my interest in textile arts. Coming from a family of seamstresses, designers and textile art professors, fiber art is in my blood. Whether I paint abstactly with oils or pastels, embroider and illustrate onto vintage linens, or burn into cherry wood, I fuse care and meaning into all that I touch. I believe an artistic life is one of listening, feeling and responding. With a love of the visible world and a communication with our own souls, artists can truly express an individuality that can heal, lead and educate. I currently reside in southern Vermont and make art every day.
Here is a link to an interview by Carley Marston with Cindy Bowler. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajIhPjTxbAc