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About

Cynthia J. Massey

A fiber artist and creative

I knew I had a creative side, as we all do, but not until I reached a certain stage in my life that allowed me the pleasure of self discovery, did I find my style.

I have taken many art classes….drawing, charcoal, colored pencil, pastel, and water color. Thoroughly enjoying all of the mediums. However none of them really excited me until I mixed in my passion for fiber and fabric. I incorporate small pieces of fabric creating a mosaic-type design, exciting the eye in using fibers of different texture, coloring and sheen. About me…. I grew up in the Chicago area, being exposed to all the great things a city has to offer…different people, museums, theater. My family were all hard working. At an early age I had a sewing machine and found myself sewing toys, then clothes, quilts, pillows, drapes…being exposed and having fun with many different kinds of fabrics.

I lived in the upstate of South Carolina for 15 years where I enjoyed the absolute majesty of the mountains, lakes, and trees before returning to the Chicago area where I currently reside.

The beauty of this area …so many bright stars at night, clear lakes, water falls, and towering trees with mountains as far as the eye could see as the backdrop….left a lasting impression on me that feeds my soul.

Awards

  • Special Merit Award — September 2023

    DUPAGE ART LEAGUE – GOLDEN HARVEST EXHIBIT


    Medium
    : Fabric
    Title
    : Strength in Oaks
    Judge’s Comments
    : I like how there are so many textures and patterns to look at. This artist clearly put a lot of time into this piece and used the material in an interesting way.

  • Merit Award — September 2022

    DUPAGE ART LEAGUE – FALL FESTIVAL


    Medium
    : Fabric
    Title: Autumn Reflections

The Process