A lovely collection of works by Cynthia Chapman can be viewed at the Bakery Gallery this Spring. The works on display employ a wide spectrum of colours, alternating between bold expressionism and softer, calmer palettes. Typical of Chapman’s paintings, she layers her compositions with a thick impasto, treading heavily along the horizon, which weaves in and out of their strategically placed blocks of colour.
Chapman has been exhibiting her abstract paintings since the early 2000s. Upon her graduation from the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Moore Gallery located in downtown Toronto started showcasing her works and representing the artist. Her most notable commissions include a series of large works done for the renowned Hazelton Hotel in Yorkville. Chapman’s paintings can be found in numerous private and corporate collections across North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.