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Hi I'm Cindy Briggs

I'm a professional artist, international workshop instructor & author. From the West to Venice my watercolors capture the light.

About Me

From a family of women artists, painting has been the center of my life for as long as I can remember. I pursued a career as an art director in advertising then followed my dream to paint full time. I have traveled to Japan, New Zealand, Austrailia, Switzerland, France, Italy, Quebec, Spain, Sicily, Greece, Croatia, South America, and many of the US states to find my subjects to paint. I teach how to paint watercolors in the studio and on location and do all I can to make it an uplifting and positive experience. I have 2 adult children. One is married and works in Finance. The other is serving a mission and will return to BYU to finish a degree in Public Relations. I am super proud of them. My husband teaches at our local state and community college and takes great care of all of us, including our beloved dogs. He is a saint as a non member and has supported us through missions, important callings, and attending BYU. I am also a cancer survivor, I have learned that life is about making the most of everyday and focusing on what is truly important. My motto "Make Every Day A Painting" with a focus on making the most of everyday moments and capturing what inspires me in my paintings.

Why I am a Mormon

We joined the church when I was a youth, I specifically remember my history as a Catholic and still feel a connection to the culture of the Catholic church, especially when I return to Europe on my painting trips. As a youth I went to a girls camp and first felt the "spirit" there during testimony meeting. Learning how to recognize that feeling and following through has been a constant gift in my life. I am grateful for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost and could not deny the church because of that gift of the spirit. Each time I attend church, read my scriptures, visit LDS.org and watch conference my testimony grows as it is fed by the spirit. My paintings are like sharing my testimony, it's how I see the world.

How I live my faith

I worked with the teen girls in our ward for over 20 years, serving as a secretary, to advisor, to YW president. Possibly growing up with them. Going to camp, teaching cooking, makeup, service projects, crafts, painting, etc...It took my 25 years to earn my Young Womenhood recognition, but that's okay. Heavenly Father is very patient with me. Now to live my faith, I help out where I can, lead a twice a month activity night for 8-11 year old girls, and to be honest right now as a recent cancer survivor, I have learned how to be on the receiving end of the service and it's a beautiful thing. The generosity of the people in the church is endless, and it's a blessing to have such an amazing support group. Traveling to Europe I often come across people who think I'm odd for not drinking wine. I appreciate that no matter where I travel the church is the same, I feel safe, welcomed and at home. When I can't find my church while traveling I'll attend the nearby Catholic Church to give thanks to Heavenly Father for sending me to such beautiful places. My history with the Catholic Church is part of who I am and I'm proud of that heritage. I'm fully committed to my membership in the LDS church and grateful it found me.