2020 Art Contributing Creators Pandemic

Colorful Environments

Artwork and Text by Cynthia Dimaria

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a soul-searching time for me and inspired this work. To keep my sanity I paint.

I have had a lot of support from Janice Gough, founder of the Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs. She has given numerous opportunities to show and display my work. I am thankful for her interest and friendship. She has been there for me in many ways. 

In one of my paintings I show a couple in a colorful environment. The entities are awkward in structure and they are confused on how to communicate with each other. A sort of, where do we start now. 

I want everybody to stay safe and healthy. Wearing a mask is like having a seat belt on. So buckle up.

This too shall pass.


Cynthia Dimaria is a visual artist from the Coachella Valley. Some of her inspirations are Kostabi, Caravaggio, Banksy, Warhol, Bruce Weber, Guy Fribritti Shaw, and Diane Arbus. Her work has shown in New York, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Below are some videos of the different mediums she uses. 

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    Guy Di Fabriti-Shaw
    March 22, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Cynthia is awe-inspiring and was my Number One makeup artist and stylist during my career in fashion/portrait photography. She has an uncanny understanding of the big picture right away and her art is both irreverent and discrete. I was always her biggest fan–and will continue to be. It has been my good fortune to know Cynthia both professionally and personally for over thirty years. Her star is certainly on the rise.

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