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April Artist Spotlight: Cindy DeAntonio

Cindy DeAntonio is an abstract painter currently living in Charleston, SC. Her bold strokes and eye for color has attracted the attention of interior designers, bloggers and art collectors. Her work was recently featured in the Coastal Living Magazine Showhouse 2013 on Daniel Island, SC.

She is always seeking inspiration from pattern, design, color and contemporary art. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in Art Studio, she started focusing more on abstract art. Cindy had her first solo show [at Eclectic!!!] the summer of 2013 and since has been creating new pieces. She is constantly trying new mediums and techniques.

Is there anyone you credit with gifting you your artistic ability and/or teaching you your skills? Or did you just pick up a brush one day and get lucky?

My mom is very creative so I feel like I got that from her. I studied Art in College but never focused on painting. I picked up a paint brush a few years ago and started trying to figure out what medium I like and what style I wanted to do. I can't stop now. I love painting with layers of bright colors.

Since it varies for each artist, we want to know what inspires you?

I look everywhere for inspiration. Pinterest is a good sources. Ill see a picture of a room I like and want to paint something that fits within the space. Or I'll see a picture with a great color combo and want to paint with those colors.

Do you hang your own work in your home?

Yes and I move it around all the time. I also love collecting art. I try to buy a piece every year.

Is there a specific artist/work that you covet?

Mallory Page. Her paintings are so soft and feminine.

If you were not an artist, what career do you think you’d have?

Probably graphic design. It was my concentration in school.

Rapid fire…
Favorite city to travel to? San Francisco
Guilty pleasure? Sleeping in.
Favorite restaurant in Charleston? Langdon's. They have the best tuna in town.
Saturday activity: beach, shopping, museum. festival or sofa? beach and festival.

Three words to describe yourself: Creative, planner, music lover

Thanks for participating Cindy, as always, it is fun getting to know y'all better!

Look here for full listing of her artwork.

If you are interested in purchasing any of Cindy's art please stop by Eclectic, call us at 843.388.7002 or email sidney@eclecticcharleston.com. Remember, these will only be available during the month of April and yes we will ship for an additional charge!

Eclectic is a Charleston, South Carolina based full-service boutique interior design firm in specializing in the design of residential projects including entire homes and the styling of individual rooms. We also offer virtual e-design services. Please email sidney@eclecticcharleston.com for additional information.

Eclectic is a retail shop/design studio located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (just over the bridge from downtown Charleston) selling an array of vintage mid-century pieces, repurposed items, new products and locally made creations with a fresh Modern meets Coastal aesthetic.

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