Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary®
Opening August 3rd, 2019
Ending December 21st, 2019
Linden street gallery
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
690 Linden Street
Boylston, MA 01505
by Cynthia Frost
The fragrance of oil paint as I open the studio door/ The smell of pine upon entering the woods
Crunch of pine needles under foot/ Scratching of my stipple brush on canvas
The brilliance of cadmium yellow and orange / leaves of a sugar maple in Fall
Images come to life in paint then vanish with a stroke/ squirrels and birds playing in branches traveling through
A mushroom appears out of nowhere
Fog settles in/ glazes of transparent pigment
Cerulean blue/a peek of sky over treetops
Rich smell of the earth in early Spring
Muted colors of fallen leaves/natural pigments of oxides and minerals
Occasional thud of snow falling from a branch as I walk in the quiet snowfall/enveloped in the solitude of the studio on a holiday; my tube of cadmium red light hits the floor
Taste of new snow/ keep paint away from mouth!
Plants and fungi under the surface waiting to burst out in rain and sun
Imagery from my experience of senses in nature closes the circle
Peacefulness and joy through all the senses
Cynthia Frost’s formal study of visual art began at the Rhode Island School of Design with an intensive focus on portraiture and figuration with Anthony Janello. In 2002 she received her MFA from Boston’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Tufts University.
Frost’s work has been exhibited throughout New England, on the West Coast and internationally. She is the recipient of the Fitchburg Art Museum’s Saara Parker painting prize. Her work is held in numerous private and corporate collections and she has taught painting and drawing at Montserrat College of Art, DeCordova Museum School and SMFA at Tufts University.