Hi, I'm a professional artist and art educator with more than 24 years of experience in the art industry. I've helped thousands of people realise their dreams of being able to draw and paint both in live settings and through my online courses.
I'm the Co-Founder of DrawPj.com, which is home to my CPD accredited "Complete Drawing and Painting Certificate Course" presented through a group of my devoted andhighly skilled instructors. I have been teaching online since 2009 and prior to that I co-founded StuartCindy Art with my husband Stuart Wider which grew quickly at the time to become the largest privately owned live art tuition school on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, Australia.
I'm also the author of the soft cover books 'Paint In Your Pyjamas - every woman's guide to finding your life purpose through art', 'Six Pencil Techniques' and co-author of 'Action Painting Workshop' with Stuart Wider. Many of my step by step tutorials and various articles have been published in magazines and soft cover books including; Leisure Painter (The UK’s best-selling art magazine),Ann Kullberg's 'Draw Portraits in Coloured Pencil', 'Color' magazine and I also have a popular tutorial on her website tited 'Ultimate Guide To Drawing An Eye'.
As a professional artist I've sold more than 350 paintings and drawings through galleries and art shows to both private and corporate collectors. I've been commissioned by major corporations including Microsoft Australia. My art has been been shown through many solo and touring exhibitions throughout Australia.
I have discovered that motivated students using my course curriculum over the internet will often equal or surpass the standard of work created in a live tuition setting. I find this exciting and rewarding as time and again I hear course participants confess to me that they 'can't even draw a straight line' but with hard work and dedication they are able to improve their drawing skills in a very short space of time and often with dramatic results.