October 5, 2021

Star Rainbow Drawing

This blue pen drawing is the third in a series of what I've titled "Star Rainbows". In starting a series like this, sometimes I feel done right away. I can feel, however, I have more to do...more to make. Love, Cynthia ❤️

See additional illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations

September 13, 2021

Chance Illustration

You never know what will happen when you put pen to paper. In this instance, I created the outline of this design, and started playing and experimenting. Love, Cynthia

See more blue illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations

August 30, 2021

Poodle, 2019

This piece was created while painting at a table overlooking the ocean in Depoe Bay, OR. I often say I can feel what is going on under the water, and having a front row seat definitely helped. Love, Cynthia ❤️

It's ready for your home:
"Poodle," 2019
Gouache on Museum Board
11 x 8 in

Visit this piece on my website at: www.tiny.cc/poodle_mosser

August 24, 2021

Star Rainbow Flower Drawing

Art and design is always a source of inspiration for me. Often, I'll see a shape, and it'll simply resonate with me. I find this shape exciting, so I repeated it in my favorite form -- a star-shaped flower. Love, Cynthia ❤️

Experience my own art and design at: www.cynthiamosser.com


August 16, 2021

Chiaroscuro Egg

Every so often I'll veer away from my preferred style to see what I can come up with. When I taught drawing at the Art Institute of Portland, I had my students draw eggs with strong chiaroscuro to the various lights and drrks. In this particular drawing, I was inspired by an artist who layers paper as well. I combined the two ideas into one. Love, Cynthia ❤️

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August 6, 2021

We're All Together in This

We are all one. As much as Covid, vaccination opinons/facts, politics can divide us, we all share something in common: WE ARE HUMAN. We all have our own issues and problems -- some more than others. Be gentle when judging other individuals, as we don't really know the full story. Be kind and loving, especially to yourself. Love, Cynthia ❤️


July 26, 2021

Willow Tree Leaves Drawing

On my weekly neighborhood walk, there is one willow tree, and my head just so happened to run into it (on purpose, of course). The leaves are long, twisting and flowing, which inspired me to create this drawing. Enjoy your day. Cynthia ❤️

See more of my art at: www.cynthiamosser.com

July 20, 2021

Biomorphic Swirls & Curls

What is better than taking your pen, making a bunch of swirls, then adding a biomorphic pattern? Cynthia ❤️
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July 15, 2021

Hungarian-inspired Design

I adore Hungarian embroidery, as it highly influences my work. Matyo style is my favorite because of its rustic nature, which is often seen on pillowcases. Have an excellent day. Cynthia ❤️

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July 13, 2021

Tall Dense Grass Drawing

Incorporating tall, swaying grass, of different varieties, to my front yard is a kinetic installation to which I aspire. They'll be grouped in large dense clumps, so you will see only the grass moving in the wind. Now it's time to investigate varieties! What are your feelings about grass? Love, Cynthia ❤️

See more illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com

July 7, 2021

My Ode to Grass

As I walk around my suburban neighborhood, I notice many home owners have an obsession with the "perfect" grass: fertilized, weed-free, super green. On the opposite end of things, I see crab grass, somehow growing between the pavement and curb with no apparent water source. This is my ode to noticing grass, and grass-like shapes. Love, Cynthia ❤️

See more illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com


July 2, 2021

A Drawing Because of a Hike


A couple of weeks ago I spent time in Newport, Oregon. Although I LOVE the beach, I also love hiking. In the middle of town there is this amazing 1-mile in and out hike with lush greenery and FERNS!
Of course, I love ferns, and this is my ode to them. Love, Cynthia ❤️
See more art at www.cynthiamosser.com

June 22, 2021

Circular Forms in Blue

When I was a kid, my parents never feel I exercised enough. As an incentive, they made up their own jog-a-thon, and would pay me 25 cents every time I made a lap around our 1 acre yard. I did it, and don't remember how much money I made, but I never enjoyed it. Now I love exercising. Go figure. Love, Cynthia ❤️

Learn more about my art, and illustrations like these at: www.cynthiamosser.com


June 14, 2021

Plant Party Drawing!

It's a plant party! I hope yours are growing beautifully this spring/summer season. Love, Cynthia ❤️
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June 1, 2021

Sea-like Forms

The ocean is hugely inspirational. I used to stay at a cabin at Depoe Bay, and it looked right over the water. I could even see whales blowing from the window. Although I could never experience what was under water, I felt it. Hence my sea-like forms. Love, Cynthia 💓

Learn more about my art at: www.cynthiamosser.com


May 25, 2021

Cynthia Mosser Shows Art at Caffe Mingo in Portland, OR | May 5 - August 31st, 2021

If you're in the NW 21st area of Portland, Oregon, stop by the infamous Italian restaurant, Caffe Mingo, to check out my art. I am showing 10 pieces, and I even give private tours! Bring a friend!

Email me at: info@cynthiamosser.com
The work is up until August 31st, 2021
LOCATION: Caffe Mingo
ADDRESS: 811 NW 21st Avenue | Portland, OR 97209
DAYS/TIMES: Wed - Sun | 4 - 10pm

May 20, 2021

Flower & Childhood Memory

When I was seven, my friends and I thought it would be a great idea to jump off of a second floor balcony into the bushes below. I saw them jump and bounce right off, but when I tried it, it was more like a thud. I broke my lower leg bone, and my Dad had to take me to the emergency room. My parents had to also postpone their trip to Tahiti, but in the end, my leg healed and they went on their trip. Love, Cynthia ❤️

More illustrations abound at www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations


May 18, 2021

Sundae Painting & the Rose Fesival in Portland

When I was seven, my neighbors (the husband was a Royal Rosarian) took me and my brother to a Rose Festival event where Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor was creating the largest sundae ever. (Farrell's was trying to get into the Guiness Book of World Records.) The massive creation had five-gallon vanilla ice cream cylinders stacked upon each other, much like my gouache painting below. This painting below is titled "Sundae.". Love, Cynthia ❤️

Pick up this print from my website at: www.cynthiamosser.com/eggs

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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 ❤️

Did you know I am an amazing, brilliant, charming artist that hardly anyone knows about? My website is: www.cynthiamosser.com

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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: info@cynthiamosser.com
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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 ❤️

Have you considered buying a print of my work? See possibilities at: www.cynthiamosser.com


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 ❤️

View more work like this at: www.cynthiamosser.com/explosions


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 ❤️

See more Swim Puff paintings on my website at: www.cynthiamosser.com/swim-puffs


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 ❤️

See more art at: https://www.cynthiamosser.com

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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❤️

See more folk art-inspired illustrations at: www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations


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 💖

More illustrations can be seen at: www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations

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 ❤️

See more illustrations, some of eggs, at www.cynthiamosser.com/illustrations