Upcoming Events at Summer Star


Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary®


Cynthia Frost

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

Artist Bio

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.


  1. I represent the Senior Group at Christ Lutheran Church in West Boylston. We have visited your beautiful site in 2015 and would like very much to come and visit again in May, 2017. Can you advise what would be the best time for our group of approximately 14 to come when you have an art exhibit. Not all of our group would be able to walk the trails but last time they sat on the deck and enjoyed the surroundings. I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you in advance. Carol Jorgensen

  2. Are there any more places available for the Growing Up Wild Professional Development Workshop?

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