In my 2D work, I primarily use acrylic and latex paints, inks, papers and charcoal. I am interested in the surface and often make layer upon layer of marks. There is frequently an unseen history within these layers as images are obscured and revealed. I often work abstractly. I am also currently working on a small series of floral prints in both black and white and vibrant colors and in addition to these abstract paintings/prints and floral interests, I have an ongoing third series that is more representational focusing on birds and animals and/or the human figure, sometimes combined with abstract images. At times my work speaks to issues of social justice, revelation and connection and my work frequently gives reference to my experience with nature.
Cynthia Yatchman is a Seattle-based artist and art instructor. With an M.A. in child development and a B. A. in education, she has a strong interest in art education and teaches art to adults, children and families in Seattle. A former ceramicist, she studied with J.T. Abernathy in Ann Arbor, MI. Though, after receiving her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington she switched from three-dimensional to two-dimensional art and has stayed there since, working primarily on paintings, prints and collages. Her art is housed in numerous public and private collections and has been shown nationally in California, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon and Wyoming. She has exhibited extensively in the Northwest, including shows at Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Shoreline Community College, the Tacoma and Seattle Convention Centers and the Pacific Science Center. In addition to Gallery 110c she is a member of the Seattle Print Art Association and COCA (Center of Contemporary Art).