About Cindy Couling – Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator

Art_Brain_Couling_Self_PortraitCindy has worked as a professional artist, illustrator and designer since 1992. She expresses her whimsical, colorful style in a variety of media including pencil crayon, block prints, pen and ink and electronic images. Cindy enjoys observing people and incorporating their unique expressions and personalities into her work.

In her spare time, Cindy works in her home studio, painting, printmaking and making pottery, often while listening to old blues or alternative rock, and finishing off a pot of coffee.

She is also the owner and Creative Director of the Graphic and Web Design firm, LunaGraphica, located in Sunnyvale, CA. Since 2000, Cindy has worked to build LunaGraphica up from a freelancing solo gig with handfull of clients, to having a staff of 8 and hundreds of clients. LunaGraphica is a boutique, full service design firm servicing all types of local and national businesses.

Past clients include:

Klutz / Scholastic, Children’s Magic Window, Sopris West, Children’s Discovery Museum San Jose, Metro Newspapers, Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Echo Journal, and many more.

Books:

500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design – One of my ceramic bowls, ‘El Sol’, is included in this book from Lark Books. See it on Amazon.

Alternative Kilns & Firing Techniques – One of my raku pieces ‘Copper Fish’, is included in this book from Lark Books. See it on Amazon.

Paper Stained Glass: Color-By-Number Art for Your Windows – One of my illustrations, ‘Earth Day Butterfly’, is included in this delightful book from Klutz / Scholastic. See it on Amazon.

Periodicals:

Bad Influence – November 2016 – Inspired by Frida issue. One of my illustrations appear. See it on Amazon.

Bad Influence – July 2014 – Notorious Woman issue. Two of my illustrations appear. One of Yoko Ono, and one of Angela Davis. See it on Amazon.

Bad Influence – October 2013 – Day of the Dead issue. My pottery, paintings and ATCs are featured in this issue. See it on Amazon.

Creative Impulse – January 12, 2009 – An image of mine which is on an ArtChix collage sheet, was used in an instructional eblast from Somerset Studios.

Pasticcio Quartz -Issue 6, March 2009 – As part of a group of artist profiles, My ‘Create’ painting was featured.

Art Calendar – November 2008 – Art Scuttlebutt.com member of the month. General overview of my background and process. Read the article.

CardAddix Newsletter – March / April 2008, Issue 2 – Front page article on my Journal Cards and process.

ATC Quarterly – Spring 2007, Issue 6 – ‘All of a Kind: Homage to Frida Kahlo’ ATC on page 12. Visit the ATC Quarterly website.

ATC Quarterly Interview – Fall 2007, Issue 8 – My interview about ATC Visual Journaling in the Fall 2007 issue of ATC Quarterly, written by Ronna Mogelon. Visit the ATC Quarterly website.

Cloth, Paper, Scissors – Jan/Feb 2007, Issue 10 – Muse-ical Exchange: As part of a group swap hosted by Sylvia Luna and Sarah Fishburn. All of our swap pieces are shown on page 71.

Somerset Studios – Jan/Feb 2004 – Mélange section, as part of an article about the online group ‘Collage Cats’. One of my ATC cards is on page 74.

Press / Online Articles:

Tri-City Voice – December 2015 – As part of a group show, ‘Holiday for the Arts’, my art is on the front page and is part of the article.

Tri-City Voice – June 2010 – As part of a group show, ‘Who Knew Clay Spoke?’, one of my pieces gets a mention.

Sunnyvale Sun – April 2002 – Article on Open Studios group show with Sunnyvale Artists Cooperative.

MMCA Marketplace – June 2010 – Artist Interview with MMCA Marketplace about my creative process. Read the article.

Awards:

eBay Artists’ Choice Award – 2006 – My work won top honors from eBay artists and collectors in the category of Beads, Jewelry and Wearable Art.

Associations:

Aromas Hills Artisans – The Aromas Hills Artisans inspire and celebrate the creation of art by providing support, education and enrichment for members and the community. Currently volunteering to assist with updating the website.

Orchard Valley Ceramic Arts Guild – Local pottery Guild supporting beginner and professional ceramic artists. Founding member as well as a former Board of Directors Member. I also serve as the Guild’s newsletter editor for their publication, Greenware.

Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California – Clay and glass association for professional artists. Associate member.

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