Cyndy Hinkelman-Smith

The painting journey began for Cyndy in 2012 while attending an Intuitive Abstract Painting workshop at Chautauqua in Boulder.  Entranced by the playful and visceral painting process, Cyndy's art practice has been an amazing pilgrimage filled with curiosity, discovery, workshops & classes, artist demonstrations, and an artist residency in France. 

Painting and creating fill Cyndy's soul with joy and exuberance. Whether painting with friends in her studio, working on commissions for family or collectors, embellishing birdhouses & fiberglass bears for Chautauqua Boulder fundraisers, or facilitating workshops, she is deeply grateful for the connections and friends on her artistic path. 

Cyndy and her husband Greg live on 5 beautiful acres just east of Boulder with their two dogs, Tundra and Otis. Natural beauty and wildlife such as eagles, hawks, owls, coyotes, foxes and more awe and inspire them on a daily basis.  They are thrilled that their adult daughter, Callie, lives nearby in Boulder.  Spending time in nature hiking, rafting, gardening, travel, cooking, and painting are what bring Cyndy joy.  


36 items

Rural Life


25 x 25 x 3" / Mixed Media /

Gentle On My Mind


32x32" / Mixed Media / Inspired by the tranquility and magic of time spent near water.

Pura Vida


32 x 42" / Acrylic

Deja Blue


24 x 24"

Misty Mornin'


18 x 24" / Acrylic / Misty mornin' Don't see no sun I know you're out there somewhere Having fun There is one mystery (yeah) I just can't express To give your more To receive your less - Bob Marley

Toccoa River


16 x 20" / Acrylic on Canvas Board / This painting was inspired by time spent on the Toccoa River during an artist workshop. The name Toccoa comes from the Cherokee term for "where the Catawbas liv...

Midnight Cactus


21x17" / Acrylic 

Natural Delight


19x15" / Acrylic 

Vivid Abstract Landsca...


21x25" /  Acrylic 

Beautiful Daydream


20x20" / Acrylic

Turquoise Barn


30x30" / Acrylic 

Noir Aspens


12 x 12" / Acrylic on Wood