Cynthia Riordan is a California native whose work is representational and impressionistic.  Her landscapes are done in the plein air tradition. Her goal is to make each a statement of a moment in time, with nature providing the light, color and movement.

“As a portrait and landscape painter, the contrast between light and shadow as it plays across the subject or scene is what draws me to it, compels me to look closer and try to capture that excitement.”