Cynthia Woehrle was born in Orange NJ in 1973. Was a resident of Dover, NH for 13 years before continuing her education at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly Ma. During her time at Montserrat she studied traditional painting techniques under artist George Gabin, he became a mentor in the development of her aesthetic. Cynthia Woehrle paints landscapes full of atmosphere and mood. Her subtle sensibilities are developed through the close relationship she has with each of her paintings. Her work has been described as visceral, emotional, soft, nuanced and dissipating. These qualities continually touch the heart of her collectors.
Her studio is now located in Worcester Ma where she is the Gallery Manager of ArtsWorcester.
She has been exhibiting in Massachusetts since 1993.
Select venues include the Fruitlands Museum, Boston State House, Academic Artist Association in Springfield, ArtsWorcester, Zullo Gallery in Medfield and Cultural Arts Alliance in Hopkinton.
What compels me most to paint is the desire to wrap myself around a feeling. It is my practice to associate lights and darks in atmosphere with both positive and negative implications.
For example, one of my favorite scenarios is when a storm is breaking up right when the sun is setting. This is the subject of Green Hill Park at Sunset and Going Home- Mass Pike. When the land is covered by the shadow of clouds, the sky is piled high is tones of grey and blue and then just a peak of sunlight breaks through as if the sun wanted to remind you that its still there. It represents hope, something to look forward to and makes me feel inspired to take a moment and live in that moment.
In contrast, Heavy Sky (over Lake Quinsigamond) is about the darkness, this work is about a destination and the road in which my life travels. There is acknowledgement of the negative an appreciation for its own beauty and solace. The Light represents the focal point with the dark cloud hovering heavily over it. Darkness symbolizes repression and withholding but at the same time; and more importantly; darkness brings comfort and rest. In depicting the sky I can explore a full circle of human emotion through light and atmosphere where each tone can be a contradictory symbol itself.
Painting has always been my expression of a full circle of human emotion. Over the past 13 years I have painted landscapes and cloud-scapes in this theme. in 2008, I returned to figure drawing and incorporating the figure into my work to add gesture and pose to the narrative of emotion.