Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson received her BFA in painting and drawing from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL followed by an MFA in printmaking from the University of Minnesota, Mpls., MN. She studied under Karl Bethke, Malcolm Meyers, Zigmunds Priede and George Morrison.
Upon leaving the University of Minnesota, she was the intaglio printer for Vermillion Editions, Mpls., MN and began her 20 + -year association with the Peter M. David Gallery.
Through this association her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions including "New American Paperworks" curated by the Smithsonian, and is included in many public and private collections including: Prudential Insurance Co., Piper, Jaffrey and Hopwood, Inc., 3M, General Mills Corporation and Champion Paper Co.
Cynthia inspired young artists in painting, drawing, print-making and computer graphics at Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights for thirteen years before returning to the studio full time.
Paper has been her base medium - with either and/or including acrylic, pastel, graphite, block prints along with what ever else might be called for. Inspiration for the recent work has been the waters of northern Wisconsin as well as travels far and wide.