About the Author

All her life Cindy has had an abiding love for the natural world. Her early years were spent in mid-New York State and Vermont where she maintained a strong interest in music and art. Cindy graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music and worked as a performing flutist and music teacher in Boston Massachusetts for many years. A move back to Vermont, where Cindy now lives, led to her present combination of interests. Music took a few new turns, and she became more serious about painting- in watercolors, primarily. Photography began to emerge as a means to capture subjects for her paintings, and gradually became another central interest. Both Cindy's father and grandfather were photographers. She now integrates photography and art by creating what Cindy calls "photo-paintings". Cindy's art shows include paintings, photos, photo-paintings and recordings she has made of birds combined with her own harp improvisations. Cynthia has three websites including: Art website: www.creaturekinships.com, Photography website: www.pbase.com/creaturekinships, Blog: creature-kinships.blogspot.com.