Cindy Fox began her art career as a response to the popularity of her paintings of High Sierra trout fish. During her early life Cindy’s ex. husband was building homes. Cindy often gifted her husband’s clients a fish painting to hang in their mountain home. Her partner at that time was an accomplished fly fisherman and their love of the back country inspired Cindy’s paintings of fish, flies, and mountainous subject matter. “We would pack our babies up on our horses and up to the high country we rode, He with his Walton Powell fly rod, and I with my horses and wanderlust.”
As her paintings became more sought after she turned her talents into a full time career as a professional artist. Her originals combine a range of media, acrylic wash, pen and ink, pencils and watercolor. She enhances her paintings on her signature framing, whereby she sews each painting onto specialty papers and fabrics. She has shown her work at the prestigious fly fishing lodge, Steamboat Inn, where author and sportsman Zane Gray once patronized during the 1930s, at the Mono Arts Gallery, Convict Lake Lodge, as well as following a circuit of prestigious art festivals through California, Oregon, Colorado, Montana, and Idaho.
A resident of the western Sierra outside Yosemite National Park, Cindy is a veteran long distance trekker, and an accomplished equestrian. Much of her summers are spent hiking the Sierra with her Aussie Kua, friends, and family members. She currently spends her time between working as a professional artist and ski instructor. Her ancestry is steeped in Irish lore, and her children would say she takes a “wee bit” of sanguine liberty here. She would say it is the right of the Irish, artist, and lover of horses and mountains to do just that.