Australian Artist:Cynthia Hargraves

Portrait Commissions: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Tasmania.

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Cynthia Hargraves is a prolific professional portrait painter as can be viewed by visiting her Painting Galleries in the different mediums of Oils, Pastel, Charcoal in many styles and designs to tailor to the requirements of the individual clients.Cynthia has been a successful award winning, published, Master Pastellist and full time Australian Portrait Artist for many years. Cynthia's worldwide custom portrait paintings are held in many private collections both nationally and internationally. Commissioned art portraits paintings extend from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Queensland to Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide and Perth, other rural areas of Australia as well as overseas. For more on Cynthia Hargraves Qualifications, Experience, Art exhibitions and Gallery information view her Resume.

Preferred Style of Painting

Cynthia Hargraves’s paintings convey her love of capturing the fresh vividness of light as it plays on her subjects.  Whether the subject is of people, animals or nature that are used to create an emotional impact it is by controlling values, edges, light and pulsating colour that work together in creating her works of art.

About the Artist

Cynthia was born in America but moved to Australia when 6 yrs old.  She comes from an artistic family and was taught to paint and draw from a young age. Although Cynthia has a Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education her formal tuition in art has been with many different master teachers from Australia and Overseas over the span of 30 years. Her work is more influenced currently by  world renown Sally Strand and Clayton J Beck III ( taught by Richard Schmid ). Both American artists.
Her love of pastels has led her to achieve Master Pastellist qualifications with the Pastel Society of Australia which receives world wide recognition. She has won awards for her paintings and had them published in Australian Artist magazine in April, August 2006 and written  articles on Portraiture. Her Seascapes article was published in March 2009 and another article on her paintings has been submitted for publication.
Much of her work is through commissions in Portraiture, Life studies, Landscapes and Flowers.
Cynthia’s love of flowers has been solely in oil paintings on large canvases.  These are available as a single painting or in triptych and diptych.  Her floral fine art demonstrates her love of portraying a vivid freshness from early morning light. 
Much of her landscapes reflects her extensive travels throughout Australia and overseas while her portraiture and life studies are found throughout everyday life.
Although her work was represented by Lumiere Gallery in Perth her exhibitions and showings were often seen in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. 

After teaching workshops Australia wide (2011 - 2012) and been requested to tutor overseas, Cynthia now centres her work solely in painting from her studio in Ormeau,Qld. She travels upon requests to different states to work on commissioned portraits. She has many works in private collections both in Australia and overseas.


Cynthia is the ONLY artist that creates these portraits although many have approached her to represent their works on her website she has declined. All work is custom designed to suit the clients needs. "I do not make copies or prints of my artwork." Cynthia has been selling her artwork online for 15 years and is a very trusted source of genuine original artwork worldwide.

To view more of her artwork and learn more of her artistic accomplishments please view >>> RESUME

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