Initially interested in a career in music, I changed focus in college and have subsequently spent many years developing my photographic skills and artistic way of seeing. My photographic work has been published in periodicals and books since 1980, including three photos in “A Rivertop Journal,” a recent work from nature writer, poet, and activist Walt Franklin. I create art in many media besides photography, including textiles, collage, and painting. I regularly exhibit and my artwork has been published. My work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
Sense of place is especially important to me and shows up strongly and persistently in my creative work. Other particular interests are food and cooking, animals, vernacular photography, gardening, reading, and sundials.
Images from my upcoming book “The Rocky Mountain West” will be on exhibit at the Terra Cotta Coffeehouse in Alfred, New York from mid-April to January 2013.
2011 was a very busy year. My photograph “Conversation” was exhibited in the “Eye of the Quilter” exhibit at International Quilt Festival Houston, in November 2011. Other photographs were seen on NPR.org, and published in Chemical & Engineering News. My work was also juried into “Focusing on the Edge” at the Dragonfly Gallery. A commercial photo and video shoot of artist Barb Forrister was published in Volume 5 of In Stitches eMagazine published by Interweave Press.
I was honored to be invited to have two photographs included in the Fiberart For a Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society this year. You may see them here: FotoFiber 2012.
For my other artwork visit CynthiaWenslow.com
I’m located in Grayslake, Illinois. You can hire me to photograph your products, create portraits for media kits and profiles, or help with administrative or technical challenges your non-profit or small business may be having.