SUMMONED BY EARTH AND SKY
Cydney Springer lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, CO. Her love of the mountains and nature is joyfully expressed in her paintings.
As a child, Cyd felt drawn to the wild places, where houses left off and forests began. “My grandmother lived in the woods, and in those woods was a creek. It was totally banked in green moss, wild violets, and flowers,” she muses. “I was awe-struck by that fairy land; it was incredibly beautiful and mysterious.”
Cydney conveys that sense of awe in her landscapes, portraying the natural world sensitivelyand passionately. Rich and muted colors and contrasting light and dark imagery vivify distant mountains, trails gilded by aspen leaves, reflections dancing on water.
Her work reaches for one’s emotions. “My paintings touch into a very personal experience of Nature. It’s my own experience, but somehow the paintings seem to evoke something similar in others,” she says. “I’m often told, ‘That really moves me,’ or ‘Just looking at that makes me feel good; it reminds me of one of my favorite times.’”
After studying art in high school and college, Cyd consistently longed to capture, on canvas, the enrapturing essence of Nature. In 2002, she broke free of a long career in graphic design to study intently with artists who inspired her and her work. In 2004, she stepped into the life of professional artist.
Cyd paints almost constantly, with focus, determination, and astonishing productivity. Her passion for her work comes across in a style that presents Nature with what can only be described with the deepest honor, love, respect.
That same passion informs Cydney Springer’s daily life and activities. She devotes her days to painting and going into Nature. “It’s as if I truly am summoned by the Earth and the Sky,” she reflects. “Nature calls me, and I must respond. I answer that call with paint, with gratitude, and always, always with love, awe, and humility.”