Cynthia Packard, A Symphony

Starting: $5,000

Oil on wood. 2020 Pops by the Sea Commemorative Artist. Cynthia Packard uses her art as an expression of who she is. Packard grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, and comes from a long lineage of artists. Her great-grandfather was the noted impressionist Max Bohm, who played a significant role in establishing the Provincetown’s art colony. Her mother, Anne Packard, is renowned for her sea and landscape paintings. Cynthia graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1981 with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and moved to Provincetown to pursue a career as an artist. Now, she shares her knowledge of her craft with emerging artists, teaching at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, and the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Arizona, as well as leading in-studio workshops. Even after a career that has spanned more than 40 years, the work still excites her. “This is why I wake up in the morning, ” she says of painting. “It’s really what makes me feel alive.”