A Celebration of Life
Cindy Alger was born in Coromandel in 1967, her natural talent for painting was evident at a very young age. A local lady from Coromandel remembers how Cindy as a toddler used to draw animals on a steamed up window.
At seven years old she won a Nation wide poster competition, the prize was a free Cessna flight all over the Coromandel Peninsula.
At 14 Cindy received a special grant for a School Certificate of Art, which she passed with 98%, the highest mark ever granted in NZ at the time.
In 1990 Cindy graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam, Auckland University with a major in sculpture and honors in painting.
Cindy's work focuses on the figurative and whimsical, her inspiration springs from every day life in Coromandel and from a love of life, human beings, nature, the sea, and animals.
She combines these elements to create magical and dreamlike paintings that reflect all emotions and always create a sense of cheerfulness, combined with love, magic, colour and beauty.
Her experimentation with colour, shape and form has given her the ability to produce paintings with qualities of wonder and spontaneity, captivating the imagination as well as the eye.
Cindy has also drawn illustrations for a children's book and would be interested to create more along the same lines.
Cindy will occasionally take on commission work.
If you have a particular theme in mind and want to include for instance your favorite cottage/pet/tree etc. she will be able to paint the subject from a photograph.
A 50% commission fee will be charged up front, while the remainder can be paid off nearer to completion of the work.
Cindy exhibits widely,mainly on the Coromandel Peninsula.
Her artwork is included in many New Zealand and International collections.