In working with oil paints, Reid uses a palette knife technique to juxtapose complementary, vibrant colors that recreate the joy, beauty, and textures of the natural world. She believes that painting is about trusting her intuition and the process, while being open to the unpredictable.
Cynthia Reid left a successful career as a physician to pursue a passion for painting that had consistently increased while she was practicing medicine. Her interest in art began when she was young and painted with her paternal grandparents, both of whom were oil painters. An avid gardener, Reid lives in Tucson, where she enjoys the lush Sonoran desert with her husband, John, and shaggy rescue dog, Maggie.
Reid was chosen as a 2012 Emerging Artist by Phoenix Home and Garden and is featured in the 2014 book Contemporary Art of the Southwest, by E. Ashley Rooney and Julie Sasse. She is represented by Gallery 901 in Santa Fe, Lanning Gallery in Sedona, Addison Art Gallery in Cape Cod, and Rich Timmons Gallery, outside of Philadelphia.