Raised in the small town of Mason, Ohio, Cindy was surrounded by farm land and spent her childhood exploring the streams and woods nearby developing a passionate love of nature. Cindy Nixon’s specialty is Plein  air painting. Plein  air is the French term for open air. Painting on location captures the effects of the natural light on the scene, light and color that may be lost if an artist is painting from a photograph.


She has won many awards for her plein  air paintings in international, national and local competitions, including the Award of Excellence for the Oil Painters of America Midwest Regional Show, and Honorable Mention in the International Artist Magazine Art Competition.


Cindy studied privately with Donna Beavers, attended classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Raymond Walters Branch of the University of Cincinnati. She also studied with Greg Storer, Wolf Kahn and Paul Melia.


She is an active member of the Cincinnati Art Club, the Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati and the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society.


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