Artist Statement

Capturing the spontaneity of light on canvas is a passion of professional artist Cyndy Carstens.
Her oil paintings focus on reflective/refractive light, color composition,
and entwine an awareness of our endangered humanity and the vulnerabilities of our environment.
“The paintings are the music in my head; the light in my soul; and the passion of my heart
- promising hope and boundless possibilities
- a sincere and genuine desire to express
the radiance of God's spirit in the play of light."


Studying art most of my life has allowed me the privilege of garnering my own conclusions
about art, personages, and metaphysics:

We are what we believe.
We are what we consistently think about.
We are a reflection of our environments—created inside and out.
We are not at the mercy of fate—the choices we make, whether conscious or subconscious, control our happiness, our health, and our relationships.
My art-making is about these choices.

A study in reflective and refractive light, symmetrical compositions frame the landscape into a timeless moment, constructing the landscape as I wish it to be.
Interpreting reality as "is" and imagined - layer upon layer, image over image. My art formulates visual realities and brings to the forefront an awareness
of our endangered humanity and the vulnerabilities of our environment.

The paintings are not realistic, nor impressionistic or abstract, but a combination that invites the viewers to explore nature
while reflecting on our transient existence and place within the larger scope of earth, universe, and beyond.