Cindy Brinkman is a teacher, musician and self-taught artist who lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She expresses her creative inner voice through a variety of mediums, styles and techniques including alcohol ink, watercolor, mixed media and collage.
Since beginning her art career in 2017, her work has been exhibited in galleries and art shows in Colorado Springs and Denver. She has also created commissioned works of art and a jewelry line featuring wearable art.
A love of nature and geology inspires much of her art. Working mainly with alcohol ink, her work captures energy, movement and fluidity. By laying down color and exploring shapes, abstract landscapes are created by the unpredictable flow of ink as it hits the paper. Her process is an improvisational journey – a combination of intentional composition and spontaneous intuition. The result creates images of beauty, strength and the wonder found in nature.
Her body of work includes alcohol ink paintings, painted tiles and jewelry where each piece is a miniature work of art. Through Cindy’s use of organic shapes and the vibrancy of color in work, her art stirs the imagination, speaks to the soul and evokes a connection to the beauty of Mother Earth.
A love of nature and geology is the inspiration for my art. My creative process is about connection to the beauty of the world. To express my inner voice, I use a variety of mediums, styles and techniques including watercolor, mixed media and collage but, the use of alcohol ink is my favorite form of expression. My creations capture energy and color in motion. Abstract art is created in the spontaneous flow of ink as it hits the paper. I love exploring shapes and colors and surrendering to a sense of play as the images take form. I would describe my process as an improvisational journey. I don't always know what the outcome will be but, I am always intrigued by the twists and turns it can take. The result creates images of beauty, strength and wonder found in nature.
I love to create art just for the sheer joy of it and to share the awe I experience in the beauty of the world around me. My goal is to present art that stirs the imagination, speaks to the soul and connects us to our environment. My creations uplift my mind and spirit. I hope they resonate with others too!
February 2021 4Ever Abstract - Lincoln Rose Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
December 2020 All Things Squared - Lincoln Rose Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
July 2020 Life As We Live It - Lincoln Rose Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
February 2020 Gratitude - Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
March 2019 Drip, Dribble, Splash, Works Inspired by Abstraction – Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
February 2019 Gratitude – Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
December 2018 The Small Works Show XI – the Modbo, Colorado Springs, CO
November 2018 Synchronicity, Works Inspired by Helen Frankenthaler – Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs, CO
October 2018 Summit – Kreuser Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
July 2018 All Things Colorado – TwentyOne8 Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
April 2018 All Things Squared – TwentyOne8 Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO
November 2018 Colorado College Arts and Crafts Show, Colorado Springs, CO
June 2017 16th Street Fair – Denver, CO
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