Cindy is a visual artist who works primarily in sculpture, utilizing fibre alongside mixed media. She uses traditional felting and Japanese shibori techniques to create three dimensional structures. Drawing on her experience working in geology and geophysics, her design aesthetics gravitate to naturally occurring, repetitive patterns found in structural geology and seismology. More recently, her work is also informed by cellular forms found in plants and fungi. Through her artwork and processes she uses to create it, Cindy aims to inspire curiosity about the earths geological history and diverse plant life.

Fibre and art intersected for Cindy while attending Alberta University of Arts (formerly ACAD) in 1997. She fell in love with the unpredictable and natural beauty of felt making, sparking the beginning of her creative journey. Throughout her 38 year career in the oil and gas industry, she maintained an active studio practice. She retired in 2017 and moved to Montreal to complete her BFA in Fibre and Material Practices at Concordia University. She currently splits her studio practice between her home and cSPACE studio in Calgary. She has studied with internationally recognized artists in metal and fibre at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina and in various workshops. 

Cindy’s creative vision embraces community involvement, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Inspiring appreciation in the possibilities of using fibre to create art is her passion. 

Selected Group and Juried Exhibitions

2021    “The Art Freedom”, Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary AB 

2020    “The Art Freedom”, Calgary Central Public Library, Calgary AB 

2020.   “Vrijheid”, PEK exhibit at the Stingerbol, Ede Netherlands

2019    State of Art Society, Christmas Group Show and Sale, Calgary AB 

2019    Christmas Art Show and Sale, Framed on Fifth, Calgary AB

2019    Fashion Revolution YYC, Holiday Market, Calgary AB

2019    Group Exhibition, Burns Visual Art Society, Roberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary AB 

2018    Solo Exhibition, Framed on Fifth, Calgary AB

2017    Solo Exhibition, Framed on Fifth, Calgary AB

2017    Group Exhibition, Leighton Center, AB

2017    Connections, Group Show and Sale, Calgary AB

2016    Group Exhibition, Framed on Fifth, Calgary AB

2013    “Design a Metiers”, National Juried Exhibition, Design Exchange, Toronto, ON

Workshops, Demonstrations and Community Involvement

2019    Needle Felting Workshop, Concordia University, Montreal, QUE

2018    Nuno Felting Workshop, Kensington Art  Supply, Calgary AB

2017    Needle Felting Workshop, Kensington Art Supply, Calgary AB


2018-present   Concordia University, Montreal QC

2017-2018        Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary AB


2014-Present    Burns Visual Art Society, Calgary AB 

2018-Present    Professional Member, Alberta Craft Council