Door County Artist, Cynthia Oliver, will exhibit her eclectic style of art at the UU Gallery during March and April. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, March 2, from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Cynthia has made abstract art her specialty. As a student she learned realistic drawing, but had a desire to be more innovative. Once having learned the basic use of color she now has branched out, experimenting with several techniques and mediums.
In 2006 Oliver moved to Door County from the Chicago area. She had been traveling extensively and discovered that Door County had an appeal that fit her needs. She settled in Sister Bay.
Her first art classes were in 1963 with Evelyn Lewy in South Shore, Chicago, IL. Continuing Education classes in Chicago and the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago followed. She traveled to other states, sampling styles from a variety of instructors. In Door County, she took classes from George Dorn and Jan Forkert, among others.
Cynthia began painting with oil, and then experimented with acrylics. Later, she painted in watercolor and at last found her favorite- -gouache. She also took woodcarving with Harvey Stahl and others. She is a member of “Blue Ponies”, a local group of women who create art in a variety of mediums and styles.
The exhibit will hang through April. The gallery hours are Sunday mornings from 11-12:30 pm. And regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 1 until 3 pm.
The UU Gallery is at 10431 Hwy. 42, south of the Shops of Green Gables, Ephraim.