Cynthia Charters


Cynthia paints the quiet beauty of Northern California, drawing inspiration from natural light and nature’s palette by working outdoors. From her California Delta moonscapes to Pacific Coast reveries, her paintings capture the essential spirit of each location.

One reviewer notes, “Her images are those she has always seen and painted in California: a grove of heritage oak trees just as the moon fades at dawn, a lost slough in golden summer, or foliage reflected in the blue waters as the Sacramento River bends on its way.” Cynthia is a third-generation Californian who grew up in Mendocino County.

Cynthia holds degrees in art and design from the University of California, Davis. Since 1985, in addition to her professional art career, she has been a college art instructor and lecturer, and also served as gallery director, curator, panelist, and workshop leader. She was artist-in- residence in Yosemite National Park. Charters is listed in Art in America Guide to Art and Artists, Who’s Who in the West , and California Art Review. Cynthia exhibits her paintings statewide and participates in various community activities in the Sacramento area. Her artwork is represented in numerous collections. She currently lives with her family in Elk Grove, California, and teaches art at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.

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