The art collection at the Ocean House from the lobby down to the OH! Spa and Gallery Foyer, portrays a range of distinctive styles including realism, naturalism, impressionism. To continue our desire to share great works of art, we host an Artist in Residence series in collaboration with the Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery. Every week an artist, selected for their unparalleled talent and national recognition, will take residence next door to the Ocean House in our Artist’s Cottage.
A cocktail reception will be hosted Friday evenings and the artist in residence will showcase some of their work in the Winter Garden. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the artist in residence will work in a public area of their choice, allowing guests to observe them for two hours. Each Saturday and Sunday morning, Ocean House guests and interested outside patrons are invited to participate in an hour-long demonstration or hands-on workshop given by the artist in residence.
Born in South Bend, Indiana, Cindy relocated to East Greenwich, RI in 2001, where she conducts workshops and gives private lessons in both watercolor and oils. In 2000 she became a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society. Cindy developed an interest in art as a child. Her artistic background in drawing led her to watercolors and eventually oils. She discovered that one medium enabled her to grow in the other and vice versa.
Cindy’s paintings reflect the beauty that can be found in nature. She can capture beauty in a blustering storm or the tranquil air of everyday places just by seeing and studying the colors around her. Her portraitures relay a story of human life as though they were family and friends. The versatility in her subjects is a reflection of her passion to create. Besides being highly sought after as an instructor, with many prestigious awards in both watercolor and oils, Cindy’s work can be found in private and corporate collections around the world including NIKE and The National Museum of Wildlife. Recently she won the Judges Choice Award in the Arts for the Parks National Show and her work traveled with the American Watercolor Society’s Traveling Show.
“Capturing the Beauty in Nature” – Watch award-winning artist Cindy Baron demonstrate how she creates her oil paintings that reflect the beauty found in nature. She can capture a blustering storm or the tranquil air of everyday places just by seeing and studying the colors around her.