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Cindy Bassett

Medium: Pastel, Acrylic, Charcoal

Description:  Inspiration and creativity fueled by a diversity of mediums

I have a passion for exploring different mediums thus representing my belief that variety and diversity fuel inspiration and creativity. Biography Cindy Bassett, born in Cape Town, South Africa, became fascinated with wild mustangs after immigrating to the United States. Her first exhibit was at the age of nine showcasing drawings of running horses in Richmond, Virginia. When moving to Connecticut, she won numerous art contests and later attended the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. Cindy’s work includes figurative artwork well as wildlife, landscapes, and still life, in pastel, oil, acrylic, charcoal, ink, and graphite. She has a passion for exploring different mediums thus representing her strong belief that variety and diversity fuel inspiration and creativity. In 2012, Cindy Bassett’s artwork was included in the show “Junk or Genius,” at the Gallore Gallery in Middletown, CT, featuring 15 artists from around the world whose works were chosen from among 220 applicants by 20 jurors. Her pastel painting selected to be in the show, an Indian Bride, was then photographed and profiled by Susan Dunne in the April 12, 2012 edition of the Hartford Courant. Other artwork was displayed at the Hartford Annual Open Studio produced by Artists in Real Time (ART), a solo exhibit was held in the Aetna Art gallery in Hartford, CT in January, 2013. Cindy was granted residency at the Art League of New Britain (ALNB) in July, 2013, and her work in a show on August 23, 2013 at the ALNB, along with artwork from two other artists, was featured in the August 2013 edition of Connecticut Magazine. Pastel paintings were displayed in the Petrini Framing & Art gallery, in Old Avon Village, Avon, CT in 2015. Lastly Cindy Bassett served as Vice President of the Polish Society of Artists and was a board member of the Polish American Foundation in New Britain, CT from 2013 to 2015. Cindy currently holds open drawings every Monday at the ALNB and secured a show for artists participating in those sessions. Next year, 2017, she will be coordinating two open drawing events at the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) as she has done so for the past three years.

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Email: BassettB@aetna.com

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