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 divides her time between Los Angeles and Ajijic, Jalisco. Cynthia travels extensively, dragging her easel along wherever she goes.
Cynthia du Bois works in 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 scenes in front of her, whether a quiet village street or a landscape at dawn. Her work represents a vision of Mexico and California through an emotional lens -- the discovery and love of the land and the richness of life in both countries. She is influenced by the great impressionists Cezanne and Manet, also Matt Smith, Scott Christensen and the late Richard Schmid, among others.
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. She is a member of the Allied Artists of the Santa Monica Mountains and Seashore. Her work is currently being exhibited at several galleries in Ajijic, including Studio 18 and Bella Vida.