Cindy Lesperance is an award-winning Chicagoland based artist.
She is President of FUSEDChicago, a Chicago based organization of Midwest artists who work in Encaustic,and a member of the Northwest Area Arts Council. Her art has been exhibited and has earned awards in many juried shows, galleries and museums throughout the Chicagoland area and across the country. She has been a featured artist in Encaustic Arts Magazine, Winter Edition 2017, ACS Magazine –Beyond Urban Edition, and on the cover of the January 2019 edition of The Journal of Financial Service Professionals. 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.
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 pattern that invites the viewer to touch.