Colored Pencil Magazine Nove 2014 issue

Finding beauty in the aging process

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.

"The Anticipation" by Cynthia Hellyer Heinz
“The Anticipation” by Cynthia Hellyer Heinz

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

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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.

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