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Cynthia Tollefsrud

Full Statement

Media:  Painting, Oil

Pages: 12
Girl with Hen
Boy with Rooster
The Timekeeper
Chickens Can Fly
Thrilling Aerial Acts
When Pigs Fly
Such Poise and Pluck
Get Thee to a Nunnery
Anabelle and the Accordion
Pages: 12
Cynthia Tollefsrud

Drawing on her color-rich Scandinavian heritage Cynthia Tollefsrud uses layers of glaze and paint to create the intense palette of her oil paintings. The subject matter is influenced by old photographs from the early 1900's or her random musings.

I begin my paintings by going through the photographs I have collected of people from the Victorian era. The portraits that come from my initial sketches are not of anyone in particular. As I paint, they take on a character all their own. They are often different from the original photograph. They become their own personalities.