Art from the Heart
Cindy Lass burst onto the art scene twenty years ago when she was invited to contribute to an exhibition at the Ebury Street Gallery on the strength of her first painting – a vase of flowers for her mother. The exuberant colours and high voltage energy apparent in her work soon attracted the attention of other gallery owners. Her first solo exhibition at the Coningsby Gallery was a virtual sell-out, setting the pattern for her career so far. Over the years she has acquired a fan base of admiring art lovers, including celebrities such as Elton John and Victoria and David Beckham.
A former student of the Corona Academy in west London, Cindy left school with an Equity card and aspirations to act. Hand modelling, radio voice-overs and acting jobs followed, but it was her mother’s request for a painting that led her to turn her hand to art. Beryl Cook, with whom she shares many parallels has been an inspiration. While neither have any formal art training, they both have an enviable ability to paint direct from the heart. The late Professor Stan Smith, who nominated Cindy to join the Chelsea Arts Club, recognised the integrity in her work and the completeness of her own style, advising her never to take an art class. Instead she has spent the last decade producing wonderfully joyful canvases in acrylic and watercolour that make people smile. Cindy lives with her husband, two young sons and dog in north London.
If you strip us of our physical looks, beliefs and everything you will find we all have the same HEART pumping to THE SAME BEAT…… all over the world.