May 11, 2021

Amoeba Mashup Drawing

I present to you an amazing amoeba mashup. This is a beautiful grouping of distinct biomorphic (abstract round) shapes that have no meaning This drawing is an exercise in fun, joy and intimate solitude. Have a fantastic day, Cynthia ❤️

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May 7, 2021

Cynthia Mosser Art Show at Caffe Mingo in Portland, Oregon

Artist Cynthia Mosser at Caffe Mingo in Portland, OR
May 7 – Aug 31

I am showing my work at Caffe Mingo in Portland, OR from May 5 - August 31st, 2021

Days/hours are Wednesdays - Sundays from 4pm - 10pm

Currently indoor and outdoor dining.

Address: 811 NW 21st Avenue Portland OR 97209 (between NW Johnson & Kearney)

If you would like a personal tour, email me at:
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April 27, 2021

Visualized Form Inspired by Mexican Folk Art

Sometimes at night I visualize a shape or form I would like to work on the next day. In this case, I visualized this. The Mexican folk art decoration a bonus. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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April 26, 2021

Doubleback Twister Painting

This painting is called "Doubleback Twister," and comes from my love of all shapes biological. I also adore color and forms that float or connect in space. I was a biology minor in college, and I loved looking through the microscope. Looking at cells was like another world! Love, Cynthia ❤️

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April 23, 2021

Foliage Hand

A folk art, foliage hand for your fruitful Friday. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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April 22, 2021

Work in Progress ("Swim Puff {swoop} 2")

Titled "Swim Puff (swoop) 2", this mixed media painting still a WIP (work in progress). I have yet to incorporate some finishing touches, as well as add the clear encaustic layer on top. It's 20 x 21 inches. Thought I would share the progress. Have a colorful day! Cynthia ❤️

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April 20, 2021

Paisley Loop Design

I can't get enough of this decorative paisley shape. I first encountered it in Hungary when I visited for an art residency in 2003. Somehow it's stuck in my memory. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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April 14, 2021

Design Inspired by a Mexican Folk Art Mug

The other day I was looking at a Mexican-designed coffee mug I bought from Tubac, Arizona. This mug has this blue design all over it, which reminds me of a burrito succulent (sedum morganianum). I have no idea what this represents below. What should I title it? Love, Cynthia❤️

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April 12, 2021

A Painting Inspired by Straznice, CZ

In 2005, my Czech friends took me to this beautiful town in Southern Moravia called Straznice. I had never seen anything like it: They paint flowers on buildings, and have a yearly folk festival! The colors they most often use on buildings are red, green, blue and yellow.

When I returned to the USA, I decided to make a painting called "Folk Twister", which represented the feeling of being in this town. Love, Cynthia ❤️


April 8, 2021

Smiley Faces Illustration

This illustrates the feeling, when I get to meet a group of fun humans on a Zoom call. Have a wonderful day! Cynthia 💖

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April 4, 2021

The Symbolism of Eggs


According to the art history book, Dictionary of Subjects & Symbols in Art by James Hall, eggs represent a symbol of creation. This came to be associated with spring festivals of revival and rebirth, and later with Easter. It's definitely a Christian symbol of the Resurrection. Now I am not a religious person, but I do love the idea of revival (spring) and rebirth (renewal). Love, Cynthia ❤️

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April 2, 2021

Immerse Yourself!

In what activity are you so immersed, that you lose track of time?

For me, it's painting, hands down!

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March 24, 2021

Design Inspired by European Folk Art

This flower form has been with me since 2006, and originates from my love of European folk art, embroidery and porcelain designs. I thought I would play with it a bit. Sending love, Cynthia ❤️

Additional illustrations can be viewed on my website at:

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March 17, 2021

Connected Flowers

Flowers are what I call eye candy: color, shape, pattern, texture! How fun is that!? After a gray winter, color seems exciting again. Below is my play on flowers, albeit blue. Have a wonderful day. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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March 12, 2021

My "PiP" Signature


At the top of this drawing, you'll see two leaf-like forms. In every drawing or gouache painting, I add this as my signature. I call it a "pip". It started back in the early 2010's. What is your signature? Love, Cynthia ❤️

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March 9, 2021

This piece is titled: "Spring Puff", and was created using a layering technique starting with India ink pen, acrylic paint, encaustic medium (beeswax) and oil paint. My idea, in this piece, was to create a feeling of early spring, when the colors are quite light. I adore spring. Do you? Love, Cynthia ❤️

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March 5, 2021

In order to make sense of the world, we often see the whole before the parts (this is called the Gestalt Theory). For example, from afar, this could look like a raspberry. Up close, a bunch of fans? Fires? Spiky random shapes? I'll let you figure that out. What is funny, is I never intended this to look like a raspberry. It just showed up. I enjoy this. Have a great weekend, Cynthia ❤️

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March 3, 2021

Overlapping Doilies Again!

Decorated ovals seem to be my thing as of late. It's fun to see how I can make each one different, while making a coherent composition. I would love to make a printmaking plate for each doily, and printed them in various arrangements. I"ll keep you posted on this. Love, Cynthia ❤️

Illustrations like these can be found on my website at:

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March 1, 2021

Small Oval Painting Titled "Fraternal Foliage (amphibian)"

Have you ever been at your kitchen table, drinking your coffee and thought, "Gosh, wouldn't it be great to have a smallish oval painting full of energetic, biomorphic shapes to keep me company?" You're not going to believe this, but I just so happen to have that VERY PAINTING ready for you! It's called "Fraternal Foliage (amphibian)", size 11 x 16 in, with a clear encaustic (beeswax) overlay.

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February 26, 2021

Doilies Drawing #4

The other day a visual designer for IDEA in Europe asked me over Instagram if my work is on their fabric. She confused my blue line pattern illustration work with another artist. I was naturally flattered, and realized it is close to being time I start submitting my work to not only IKEA, but other companies. I'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, here is a new doily drawing. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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February 22, 2021

Doily Obsession

More of my doily obsession. When you see a doily, what does it remind you of?
Cynthia ❤️

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February 18, 2021

Sarah Waters & Waters Photographs

Sarah Waters, a photographic storyteller, depicts the lives of her subjects through fine art and commercial photography. As an artist living in the Pacific Northwest, she is sensitive to not only light, but the nuances of the human and equine spirit. 

With Sarah's portrait work, she has an absolute gift for storytelling. When I saw my friend's business-related photographs taken by Sarah, I could see my friend's personality absolutely shine through. 

Sarah's careful approach to working with her clients makes a huge difference. Initially, Sarah interviews them, pays attention to their stories, and listens to their wishes, so the end result is a clear representation of not only their personality, but the idea behind their business.

When it comes to horses, she has a love for carefully composing them photographically. She's has traveled abroad extensively, and her fine art portfolio beautifully reflects the horses within their environment. I particularly love the shots of the horses windy manes.

You can check out Sarah's two websites:, which is her commercial photography website, and, which is her fine art photo website.

Fraternal Foliage (cinnabar)

In 2008 I went crazy for oval compositions. I made at least six. Using unconventional format shapes is nothing new, it simply surprised me that they weren't as well received (read: sales) as I thought they would be. I still have many of these paintings in my inventory. Should you feel sorry for me? No way. Being an artist is a learning process. Can you still purchase one of my oval paintings? The answer is a definitive, "YES!" Love, Cynthia ❤️

Peruse a variety of my oval paintings at

"Fraternal Foliage (cinnabar)"
India ink pen, acrylic paint, encaustic medium oil paint on birch panel
14 x 22 in

February 15, 2021

Layered Doilies Obsession

More doilies on doilies on doilies! Stay warm and be well. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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February 12, 2021

Painting "Swim Puff (sprout)"

In this piece, titled "Swim Puff (sprout)", spring is the theme. It's color when daffodils are shoot up, the yellow-green buds, and the lightness of it all. I adore this time of year because it means life. Love, Cynthia ❤️ See this painting on my website at: "Swim Puff (sprout)" India ink pen, acrylic paint, encaustic medium, oil paint 11 x 16 in $850

February 9, 2021

Layered Doilies Drawing


Doilies on doilies on doilies. I adore doilies, especially paper doilies. I love that they represent something feminine, as well as decoration. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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February 8, 2021

Painting "Swim Puff (lollipop)"

My "Swim Puff" series, like this painting titled "Swim Puff (lollipop)," is all about a riot of color and biomorphic shapes. The feeling I desire to create is joy, fun and whimsy. Some say these pieces are psychedelic, which is great, because this is my version of being on drugs. Love, Cynthia ❤️

See this piece on my website at:

"Swim Puff (lollipop)"
India ink pen, acrylic paint, encaustic medium, oil paint
18 x 28

February 4, 2021

Swirls, Curls & Eggs Illustration

Swirls and eggs are two of my favorite motifs. Swirls are simply fun to draw, and eggs are my favorite form, plus they represent potential and renewal. I can't help it, I love decorative elements. It's who I am, and I celebrate it. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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January 29, 2021

Painting "Swim Puff (relish)"

In the 2000's, there was this beautiful design store in NW Portland called Relish. I adored the colors, objects and fabrics, so much so that I made a painting inspired by the very place. Although Relish no longer exists, this painting still does. Love, Cynthia ❤️

"Swim Puff (relish)"
India ink pen, acrylic paint, encaustic medium,
oil paint on birch board
14 x 22 in

See it here on my website: