Cindy Revell received her training as a graphic designer at GMCC in 1987. She worked as a designer and illustrator for several years before going on to become an award winning freelance illustrator. Her work has been used on billboards, wine bottles, books, magazines, calendars, furniture, packaging, murals, and numerous children's books all over North America. She was nominated for a Governor General's award for children's book illustration, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award and Ontario Library Associationís Blue Spruce award. Some clients are: Adobe, L.A. Times, Washington Post, Harvard Business Review, Better Homes and Gardens, Cornell University, Penguin Putnam, and Scholastic.
In addition to being an illustrator she is also an oil painter whose still lifes are in public and private collections in Canada and the US. Several years of regular oil painting classes, international and provincial workshops and traveling to view and learn from the old masters as well as her design and illustration training have helped her develop as a contemporary realist.
Cindyís lush and richly coloured still lifes are filled with a luminous light which sets the mood, describes, both hides and reveals and can change the mundane to something we did not realize could be considered a thing of beauty. There is clarity, quietude and a sense of calm in her work but it is not all about contemplation of a quiet sort, humour and whimsy find their way into her paintings as well. Her work is painted in the traditions of the old masters but has a strongly contemporary feel with elegant and clean compositions.
Cindy is a member of the Oil Painters of America, Federation of Canadian Artists, International Guild of Realism and the Alberta Society of Artists.