Cindy Procious, born in 1965, is a contemporary American Realist painter. Recognized for her highly selfiedetailed paintings executed in the time-honored techniques of the Old Masters, her work is crafted with elaborate under paintings and then built upon with layers of glazes and color – the final effect is both intricate and delicate. With a keen eye for color, composition and light, her paintings are a blend of a devout appreciation for artistic tradition and a contemporary aesthetic sensibility.

A member of the American Society of Portrait Artists & Oil Painters of America, and the mother of three, Procious is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett. Along with their menagerie of rescued animals, they recently relocated their studio and home to Chattanooga, TN.

Artist Statement:

As a student of the world around me, I have come to recognize that there is beauty everywhere. As a painter, my primary objective is to balance the dedication of improving my skill in the craft with the development of timeless and personal works.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

Holiday Small Works show
Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
December 2015

Holiday Small Works
Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA
December 2015

Four Artist Invitational Exhibition
The Hearle Gallery, Chatham, MA
August 2016

Selected Exhibitions:

Four Artist Invitational Exhibition
The Hearle Gallery, Chatham, MA
August 2015

Celebrating Art of Women by Women
Haynes Galleries, Thomaston, ME and Nashville, TN
September & October 2015

The Space Between: Approaches to Realism
2 artist show with Mia Bergeron
Principle Gallery Alexandria
November 2014

Celebrating the Portrait as Timeless Art
Haynes Galleries, Thomaston, ME
June 2014

The Still Life: Mundane to the Sublime.
Haynes Gallery, Nashville
Jan 2014

A Treasure Trove of Small Things
Haynes Gallery, Nashville, TN
December 2013

North Vs South
Robert Lange Studios – Charleston, SC
October 2013

Traditional Impressions
6 artist invitational – Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 2013

Women Painting Women Exhibitions:

Women Painting Women
Juried Exhibition
Principle Gallery – Charleston, SC
Sept.  2014

WPW: (R)evolution 2013 an International Juried Exhibition
Townsend Atelier – Chattanooga, TN
Sept.  2013

Women Painting Women – A Room of One’s Own
Haynes Gallery Nashville, TN
August 2013

Women Painting Women –
“The Expedition & Beyond”
Principle Gallery,
Alexandria, VA
April 2012

Women Painting Women Show
Robert Lange Studios Gallery
Charleston, SC
Nov  2010

Bloom! Floral Invitational Show | Hudgens Art Center – Atlanta, GA

More Real Than Real: Realism From the USA and Canada | Peter Walker Fine Art – Walkerville, South Australia

Scottsdale International Salon | Legacy Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ

14th Annual Boston Intl. Fine Art Show | Cyclorama – Boston, MA

Women Painting Women | Robert Lange Gallery – Charleston, SC

13th Annual Boston Intl. Fine Art Show | Cyclorama – Boston, MA

Palate to Palette | Craniofacial Foundation Fundraiser – Chattanooga, TN

12th Annual Boston Intl. Fine Art Show | Cyclorama – Boston, MA

Marine Art Paintings of the Past and Present | Salem, MA

11th Annual Boston Intl. Fine Art Show | Cyclorama – Boston, MA

Quincy Arts Festival | Quincy, MA

Arts Affaire at Marina Bay | Quincy, MA

Representing Reality | Venezuelan Consulate, Manhattan, NY

Grants, Awards, & Residencies

Still Life Award – Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art | Legacy Gallery – Scottsdale, AZ

Memphis Academy of Art | Scholarship

Selected Publications

Chattanooga Times Free Press | Jewels – Small Works at the Jewish Cultural Center | Fine Arts Section

American Art Collector Magazine | Still Life Invitational – Susan Powell Fine Art – Madison, CT | April Issue

American Art Collector Magazine | Women Painting Women – The Expedition and Beyond at Principle Gallery – Alexandria, VA | April Issue

American Art Collector Magazine | Women Painting Women | April Issue

Art See Magazine | Women Painting Women | Nov. Issue

Chattanooga Times Free Press | Figures | Fine Arts Section

American Art Review | Volume XX Issue 5