A native of Santa Cruz, CA, Cynthia du Bois graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz and holds a design degree from the Fashion Institute of Design in Los Angeles. She has studied Fine Art at the University of California Los Angeles, the Art Students’ League of New York, and with various renowned artists in the U.S. and Mexico.  After raising her family, She moved to San Miguel de Allende to pursue her career as a full-time artist. She now lives and paints in Ajijic, Jalisco.


Cynthia du Bois works en plein air. Her style evokes an awareness of both Realism and Impressionism. Her palette application reflects a sense of restraint that she uses to describe the intangible soulfulness of the scene in front of her, whether it is a quiet village street or the beauty of nature at dawn. Her work represents a vision of Mexico through an emotional lens -- the discovery and love of the landscape and richness of life in Mexico. She is influenced by the great impressionists Cezanne and Manet, and the current great plein air artists Richard Schmid and Kathryn Stats, among others. Currently, du Bois is exploring the enigmatic challenge of evoking atmosphere in her ever-present quest to tell a story with a paintbrush. 


She has had major exhibitions at Bergamont Station in Los Angeles, in San Miguel de Allende and Ajijic. She is a founding member of the Plein Air Painters of Jalisco and active in the Ajijic Society of Art. Her work is currently being exhibited at several galleries in Ajijic, including Studio 18.


Painting at Hacienda de Taos, Mazamitla.