A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Cindy Wallace paints primarily in acrylics. Her art is a happily-ever-after marriage of vibrant colors, bold brush strokes, a vivid and vibrant imagination, creating her whimsical, eye-catching and often thought provoking "children" frolicking on a playground of canvas. Her work is represented in a growing number of American galleries, and has been acquired in corporate and private collections throughout the US and abroad. Wallace's painting entitled "Faces of Freedom" received stellar critical reviews and became part of the corporate collection of Crown American Enterprises. Another painting, "The Nutcracker" was reproduced on the cover of the playbill for Pittsburgh's famed Heinz Hall's presentation of the great Russian ballet.
Mrs. Wallace has often combined her strong commitment to the arts with an equally strong commitment to charitable causes. She donated proceeds from many of her works to such noted organizations as the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti , Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and Montreal. The original of the "Nutcracker" was auctioned with the proceeds going to benefit the Salvation Army.
Cindy enjoys traveling the US and overseas, where she brings back many of the ideas for zany, whimsical characters that come to life on her canvases. Figuratives are her passion and dominate her images, but she also enjoys painting florals, still lives and abstracts with her highly identifiable style of vivd colors and imagination.
In addition to her art, Mrs. Wallace is also an accomplished song stylist. She has recently introduced her first CD entitled "For You", which premiered along with a number of her paintings at a special showing at the world renowned Andy Warhol Museum, in Pittsburgh. Other notable appearances include being invited to perform at Pittsburgh's PNC Park where she offered outstanding renditions of the National Anthem and God Bless America.
According to Cindy, "Singing is painting and painting is singing. Both are limitless in their boundaries, humbling in their pursuit and fulfilling in their ability to allow one the chance to unlock and share imagination, energy and creativity."