Cynthia Guild uses large ships – freighters, tankers, and even fishing vessels, as power packed subject matter. The work is bold, colorful and full of gestural directness. Of the work the artist says: “The bulky ships in these paintings travel through thick atmosphere and unknown seas, - personifying the eternal struggle of individual will against forces beyond their control. “ Guild also paints images of traffic seen from surveillance cameras – “The traffic paintings show the forces of life at work, and how we are all swept up and carried along in this flow”. The artist also makes colorful monotypes, drypoints and drawings.
Cynthia Guild received her MFA in Printmaking from UMass Amherst in 1989, and moved to Stonington, CT four years ago for its proximity to the ocean, and to New York City. Her work has been shown extensively throughout the Northeast and New York, as well as in Cuba and Puerto Rico. Cynthia is presently represented by galleries on Cape Cod, Block Island and Newport, RI. In 1999 her work was featured in the Dreamworks film In Dreams starring Annete Bening and Robert Downey Jr., directed by Neil Jordan.