Cynthia Metcalfe

The Art


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Approach / Inspiration

I have been interested in botanical works of art for many years.  With the founding of our botanical society in 2016, I finally took up this an exciting challenge.  The works and encouragement of Margaret Walsh Best, Dianne Sutherland and Shevaun Doherty have been inspirations.  I am especially interested in the colours and textures of bark, berries and dying leaves.


I grew up on an island where I was immersed in nature— from helping in my Mother’s flower garden and my family’s potato field, to exploring the woods, marshes and meadows that surrounded my childhood home. I have been painting for almost three decades, doing watercolours and acrylics of landscapes, seascapes and wildflowers growing in their natural habitats.  

Exhibitions / Awards 

My paintings are in Newfoundland and Labrador government collections, corporate collections and in private collections at home and abroad.  In my many years painting, my work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions, some of which include the following:

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    Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (AANL) - Group 
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    Bell Island Mining Centennial Art Exhibit   
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    Garden & Nature Exhibit, MUN Botanical Garden (MUNBG-2017) - Group
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    Visual Artists of Newfoundland & Labrador (VANL) - Group


Art Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

Botanical Art Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (BASNL) - founding member