Cindy J. Booth McDannel, Artist
Cindy was born and raised in two, typical, small towns in Southern Illinois. She always loved to draw and would sketch almost anything from an early age. She was a sports-minded girl, playing softball, tennis, and volleyball, and competing as a gymnast. Even as early as Jr. High, people would seek her out and ask her to draw or paint something for this or that. She did the uptown windows for sports celebrations and did graphics and cartoons for the school newspaper.
Cindy realized her true ambition for being an artist when she attended college at Millikin University in Illinois. She learned about color usage and commercial arts there, and at the University of TN, but didn’t know where she wanted to direct her artist energy until she attended the University of Evansville in Indiana. She hit on pen and ink stippling and sculpture there. Her black and white pieces are striking and beautiful. She began adding color to her stippling artwork in the early 90’s. Until recently, ink was her medium of choice. She began painting with acrylics in 2008, and fell in love with the medium.
Cindy joined FAB in 2008. She along with her Mother, Mary Jane Booth, started Youthful Expressions Studio in 2007. and has been teaching art to children ages 7-16 in the classroom at ArtSpace since that time. Kids get the basics in charcoal, pastels, watercolor, acrylics, colored pencils and sculpture. Cindy’s goal as an art teacher, is to prepare the kids in these mediums so that they know the basics and can decide where to direct their talents.
Cindy also does commissioned work. She paints murals in homes or businesses. She has done portraits of beautiful homes and family pets. She has done some drawings of local businesses as well.
Cindy is also the designer of a popular t-shirt line. It is called Indaguy. Indaguy is a little guy that brings a smile to everyone who sees him. He is Inda-Studio, Inda-Spirit, Inda-Groove, Inda-Middle, Inda-Fight (against cancer), Inda-Sand (in support of our troops in the sand), Inda-Wind, Inda-Pit, and many other designs. These can be seen at: www.indaguy.com. where they are available for sale.
$ 175 USD
Acrylic painting on 10"X20" gallery-wrapped canvas