Artist Cynthia Hellyer Heinz challenges social norms and stereotypes through finely-detailed, surrealistic portraits
By Melissa LeGates
Where many only see wrinkled skin, fine artist and educator Cynthia Hellyer Heinz sees a canvas of beauty, wisdom, and wonder etched on the faces and bodies of the elderly people she is drawn to depict.
Cynthia short circuits the stigma of aging in her series “Sacred Gifts,” inspired by her mother in whom she sees timeless beauty.
To read more, click on the PDF of this article from Colored Pencil Magazine, Nov 2014 issue: beauty-in-aging-cynthia-hellyer-heinz-nov-14
Melissa LeGates is a freelance writer and retired Air Force journalist who specializes in features and B2B writing. She is also a colored pencil artist and blogs about it at coloredpencilenthusiast.wordpress.com.