I am thrilled to introduce you to the latest in my Artist Spotlight Series. This prolific southern artist is certainly a rising star in the booming art scene of Charleston. 

Cindy DeAntonio

Charleston, South Carolina

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What is your training? 

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I studied art at the University of South Carolina.  My concentration was in Graphic Design.  I remember taking some painting classes and not enjoying them very much.  I picked up a paint brush about 3 years ago and just started playing around.  It’s  funny how things change in different times in your life.  

 

What inspires you and your designs?

Color, pattern and other artist.  I might see a room on pinterest I like and want to paint something that fits within the space.  

 

What is your favorite piece?

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If I had to choose it would have to be First because it was the First larger scale abstract I did.  It is currently hanging in my bedroom and would be a hard one to part with. 

 

How has the your area influenced your work?

Charleston is a great place to live.  There are so many great artist and creative people here it just makes you want to work harder and create more.  Its a good mix because we have a great city and beaches.  You can walk around downtown one day or go and relax at the beach the next.  

 

What is your favorite restaurant in (your city)?

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The Grocery,

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Langdon’s,

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Poe’s

 

What is your favorite cocktail?

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In the winter I love a good bourbon and ginger.  

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Summer time a vodka,  grapefruit with a little salt.

 

How do you balance personal life and work?

I paint a lot on weekends so its hard because there is always something fun going on in Charleston. I love painting and could do it all day but you have to give yourself sometime away to reflect. 

 

Dream trip?  

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Thailand.  It such a colorful place I would love to go to one day.

 

Dream commission? 

 I love doing commissions. Someone is trusting me to create a piece for them that will forever be in there home is a dream come true.  

 

Your favorite host / hostess gift to give? 

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Some pretty flowers or a bottle of prosecco.

 

Who is your style icon? 

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Love Naomi Watts and Cate Blanchett.  They make it look so easy. 

 

Your favorite up and coming artist? 

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Just recently saw some work by Page Jones Davis and love her abstracts. 

 

What is your most treasured possession? 

My grandmother took one of my grandfathers tie pins and had a necklace made out of it.  It is a beautiful diamond horseshoe pendent.   

 

 What are you reading?  

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Just started The Cuckoo’s Calling.  So far so good!

 

 What are you listening to?

81coqLBpCWL._SL1400_ Love Beck’s new album.  

What are your favorite blogs / publications? 

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Desire to inspire,

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The Avarice,

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Matchbook,

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Here are just a few of my favorites from Cindy….



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See much more on Tumblr, Instagram, and of course Cindy’s website.

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