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Cynthia Rangaves

  • 1332 San Anselmo Ave, San Anselmo, CA 94960, USA
  • Down the driveway and through the garden gate.

About The Artist

Artist Statement

I am an oil painter, mostly landscapes and still life. I am inspired by the life around me, colors, shapes, shadows and light. I love to experiment with color and shape, mixing it up and getting more loose, yet retaining perspective.  Nature offers a constantly shifting variety on all of these levels and is a main subject for me as a result. I have studied with Donna Dixon, Tim Horn, Amiee Erickson, Carol Marine, Dennis Perrin and Carol Marine.  I continue to be inspired by the masters, Manet, Picasso and Van Gogh in particular. Mostly I just paint for hours on end, completely absorbed, unaware of the passing of time.


After loving to draw, I thought that would be the end of it, but 12 years ago, while living part-time in Mexico, I took a painting class from a wonderful Canadian teacher named Donna Dixon. Donna told me about Carol Marine who helped me let go of painting too much detail, instead painting the general not the specific, shapes not things.  It’s always a challenge and I’m always learning.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint

Studio Information

Building Name

Garden Studios

Studio Or Unit Number

Down the driveway and through the garden gate.

Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Down the driveway through the garden gate

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Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address

(415) 250-4436



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