Cynthia Walburn was born in Southern California and grew up in South Florida. She currently divides her time between Saint Augustine and Fort Lauderdale and derives her inspiration from the beaches, marshes, and springs of Florida. Her paintings incorporate physical and spiritual qualities of light and water.

Formally trained in the field of architecture and interior design, her artwork evolved and expanded over the course of 30 years. Her paintings are included in significant private and corporate collections as well as hospitality and healthcare environments.  Cynthia’s work can be seen in the collections of  PNC Global Headquarters in Pittsburg, Everbank Corporate Offices in Jacksonville, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a 12 canvas two story commission at the Baptist Hospital heart wing in downtown Jacksonville to name a few.

Cynthia holds a Bachelors of Design with an art history minor, and a Masters of Architectural Studies from the University of Florida.


I consider my work to be transcendent impressionism. My work is rooted in elements of water, air and light. Most people describe my work as tranquil and ethereal. My desire is to engage the viewer in a moment of suspension to experience a sense of calm and lack of gravity. The horizon line is intentionally absent from my work which enhances the perception of weightlessness.

Abstract elements of nature and the environment are central to my work. Deeply imbedded memories from scuba diving and aerial impressions from flying over oceans and waterways influenced my paintings.  I enjoy the freedom of allowing the work to evolve without self imposed preconceptions of the outcome. As paintings begin to take shape I intuitively realize where it wants to go. Large paintings are my specialization and the physical movement and energy they require have a larger impact on the physical environment and atmosphere of a space in a powerful way.

Cynthia Walburn
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