ASHLAND If you enterprise on to the second flooring of the Camayo Arcade, you could get to see an artist at get the job done.

Cynthia Handloser’s Syyn Art opened May well 1. Though she sells art from the area, she claimed she works by using it mostly as a workshop for her perform, which encompasses a broad selection of media.

“I’ve always designed a ton of issues and normally had a position and completed artwork on the side,” Handloser, who has a bachelor’s degree in art from Morehead Condition Universty, mentioned. “Some years you promote items and make dollars and some you don’t.”

She has had booths at conventions and other gatherings, moreover her get the job done has been viewed at The Upstairs Gallery and the Grayson Gallery and Artwork Centre.

She describes her artwork, which consists of 2D and combined media and prints, as abstract and expressive, with horror and fantasy themes.

“I’ve traveled a great deal and figured out about unique cultures to do artwork in a way that is common,” Handloser, 46, mentioned, noting numerous of her pieces have a Christian concept. “Usually if I have a Christian-themed piece, it has some variety of Bible verse with it.”

Handloser has created art considering the fact that she was a youngster. She has analyzed distinct types of art and has identified it pays to do so.

“One yr, a certain kind of portray will be preferred and will offer and the subsequent calendar year another design and style will be major,” she mentioned.

Most of her do the job now is digital. Not that she doesn’t draw.

“I really like drawing. It’s my most loved,” she mentioned, noting she usually scans her drawings into her computer system to elaborate on them.

“I uncovered the applications as they had been getting designed,” she reported. “They retained acquiring a lot more complex as a result of the many years, and I can use any of them.”

She spelled out she can insert hues, textures, text and much more making use of layers offered by systems.

“You just keep going and transforming. Some layers are clear and some are reliable,” she mentioned. “Once you get used to it, it is easy to do.”

She mentioned personal computer use in her artwork will help her hold her get the job done in buy.

“It was less complicated to preserve all the things. It received to be a big bunch of function to hold at residence,” she reported. “It’s so a great deal cleaner.”

Also in her gallery is artwork by Marcos Kura of Argentina. She claimed he’s a friend by way of art and she’s assisting him gain publicity in the United States.

“He’s a muralist and our types are quite very similar,” she explained.

In addition to fairies, angels and horror and fantasy subjects, Handloser said she has graveyard photography, which she likes to consider as documentation.

She said she strategies to put some of her creations on cloth and make goods like pillows to promote. She sells prints and lesser card variations of her function. She also normally takes commissions for any variety of design, from tattoos to logos.

Her challenge titled “Dark Water” that includes poetry and illustrations is because of out at the finish of summer months.

Even with getting so numerous projects in the works, Handloser said she enjoys all the tough work.

“They are labors of really like,” she reported of her functions. “I like each and every a single of them.”

(606) 326-2661 |

[email protected]

By Harmony