Traversing Blue Ridge
Traversing Blue Ridge

Oil, 48" x 48"

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Appalachian Splendor
Appalachian Splendor

Oil, 36" x 60"

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Oil, 12" x 16"

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Golden Migration
Golden Migration

Oil, 36" x 36"

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Cindy Shaw

Cell: 703-268-3544  


Catawba, NC

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Professional Artist, Former Architect and Outdoors Enthusiast


Originally trained as an Architect, Cindy worked for many years on civic, medical, commercial and residential projects.  She also taught Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design coursework to college students. 


Cindy completed a second Master's degree in Academic Advising and Career Counseling.  For the next 9 years, she enjoyed mentoring and encouraging college students, especially those pursuing non-traditional careers.


When her husband’s career took them to rural Italy for 5 years, Cindy went to the local hardware store for supplies and began to paint. She enjoyed exploring the Italian countryside and capturing “le viste belle!” After returning to the USA, she has continued to grow and develop as a full-time impressionist artist over the past decade.


Recent Awards and Commercial Installations: 

  • “Beyond Circumstance,” 7 panel series, Novant Health Cancer Institute,
    Salisbury, NC

  • “Iconic Midwest,” 12 piece permanent, Truman Medical Center, Kansas City, MO

  • 3rd Place Award, “A Natural View,” GCAG NC, 2021

  • 3rd Place Award, Blowing Rock Plein Air, NC, 2020

  • 2nd Place Award, Eagle, ID Plein Air Quick Draw, 2019 

  • 2nd Place Award, Oil Painting, Coweta Co, GA 2018

  • 3rd Place Award, Savannah GA Paint Out 2018



  • B. Architecture, Univ of OK, 1987

  • M. Architecture, Univ of CA, Berkeley, 1988

  • M.A., Career Counseling and Academic Advising, Appalachian State Univ, NC, 1999