Artist Cindy Chinn newly designed a requested work for the California-based Epiphany Elephant Museum, a miniature graphite carving of a group of elephants. The piece, named “Elephant Walk” features the animals on the tip of a carpenter’s pencil alongside trees that are dotted to imitate foliage.
“When I create artwork, I am reminded how lucky I am to have the freedom to do I as choose. That wasn’t always the case in my fast paced world in a corporate art career. Now that I live in Nebraska, I am able to fulfill my goal of being a fine artist and having the space to explore my many interests.
I love staring at a blank canvas and seeing the image come to life. Before I start a painting, I have a good idea of what it will look like but, like any path, detours are made. I find that acrylic paints are the best tools for my style as I paint in layers and the fast drying time suits me perfectly. If not painting, I am always working on a project or trying a new technique as I strive to learn and hone my creative skills.”