Cynthia Yatchman is a Seattle based artist and art instructor.
With an M.A. in child development and a B. A. in education, she has a strong interest in art education and teaches art to adults, children and families.
A former ceramicist, she received her B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington. Her paintings are housed in numerous public and private collections and has been shown nationally in California, Connecticut, New York, Indiana, Michigan, Oregon and Wyoming. She has exhibited extensively in the Northwest, including shows at Seattle University, Seattle PaciIic University, Shoreline Community College, the Tacoma and Seattle Convention Centers and the PaciIic Science Center.
I work primarily with acrylic and latex paints, inks, papers and charcoal. My images contain many diverse layers of meaning from the universal to the specific and personal. My works are often abstract. I am frequently interested in pattern and/or creating a rich sensual surface by making layer upon layer of marks. There is often an unseen history within these layers as images are obscured and revealed. My work may give reference to my experience with nature and/or universal symbols. At times it speaks to issues of social justice, identity, revelation and connection.