Cynthia McLean is a self taught painter, copper sculptor, copper jeweler and fabric designer. She holds a diploma in interior decorating.
Having always this passion for art, she attended extra mural classes from the late M.P. Alladin, The Art Society (San Fernando) and Vera Baney.
Her one-person exhibition in 1984 held at Art Creators Gallery consisted of sculptured designs executed in copper. For many years, she successfully produced works of the highest caliber in this medium.
These works have been marketed internationally and locally. Some can be seen in churches and in the National Museum of Trinidad and Tobago.
After stretching this medium as far as possible even to the pint of assembling the three metals copper, brass and aluminum onto painted canvas. She has now taken to her paints and brush.
Cynthia’s previous works have been three-dimensional in copper, brass and aluminum. Her recent works in oil and acrylic are a combination of her sculptural ability, along with an emphasis on relationship of color, and changes of color in light.
She captures the ‘joi de vivre’ of the Caribbean and its people, bringing alive their surroundings- from the awesome rainforest to the sweet rhythm of the steel pan, the energy and passion of the people, from ‘Pulling Seine’ to ‘A Wash Day’.
Her work captures the spiritual beauty of the Caribbean and its people.