Cindy Lesperance is an award-winning Chicagoland based artist.
Her art has been exhibited in many galleries and museums including: Zhou B Art Center–Chicago, IL, Bridgeport Art Center, 4th Floor Gallery–Chicago, IL, RMU-State Street Gallery–Chicago, IL , Atlantic Gallery–New York, NY, Niza Knoll Gallery–Denver CO, Rockford Art Museum, Quad Cities International Airport Gallery, Freeport Art Museum and has been chosen by prominent jurors such as: Joanne Materra, Kaveh Mojtabai Founder and Publisher of Artscope, Fred Camper, James Yood, Aron Packer, Dan Addington, Sarah Krepp, Jerry McLaughlin, Lisa Pressman and Sergio Gomez to participate and earn awards in many juried shows. She has been featured in publications including: EA Magazine, ACS Magazine, Cover or the Journal of Financial Service Professionals and Featured Artist of the Red Dot Blog. Her work is displayed in private and public collections throughout the nation and is on view as part of the permanent collection of the Encaustic Art Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
She is Past President of FUSEDChicago (2018-2021), a Chicago based organization of Midwest artists who work in Encaustic and a member of the Northwest Area Arts Council.
Cindy loves spending time in nature, traveling, and learning about other cultures: their art, traditions, and architecture. Always aware of color, pattern, and texture, these experiences inform for her work. Most recently she has been inspired by a ride she took with her son, a pilot, in a small private airplane. She found the view from the air so interesting. Familiar but at the same time abstract.
Cindy has evolved a personal style that is highly sophisticated and meticulous in attention to craftsmanship. Her process incorporates a technique she developed of applying small droplets of encaustic, a combination of beeswax, resin and pigment, one-by-one to the surface of the painting and exploring the relationship of these drips to the spaces in between them. The overall effect produces a tactile quality that when viewed in person, engages those who encounter it.