Cynthia Underwood, was born in Alabama and spent most of her adolescence in Oklahoma. She now resides in Colorado. She is an outdoor enthusiast and travels extensively to paint her landscapes. At an early age she showed artistic talent winning numerous awards in local and regional drawing competitions. However, Cynthia did not start painting until almost 40 years later. She continues to win awards and has been published in numerous artist journals, along with solo shows and plein air invitationals. She has received Signature status in several National Art Societies along with the designation of Master Pastelist. She for the most part is a self-taught artist with some formal education through the Scottsdale Artist School. She enjoys working on location as it brings new inspirations as each day reveals different light and weather conditions. She continues to explore and experiment to master her mediums pastel and oil but realizes that it is a life long journey.