Born and raised in a steel town, Pueblo, Colorado, with a background in classical piano and voice, Cynthia Shaw now successfully pursues widely varied film and theatre roles in New York. A few years ago, in addition to her musical and acting performing, she realized that she had always been fascinated by color and texture, but did not know how to express that in music and acting. It further developed as long bike rides in Brooklyn provided ample opportunity for photography. Seeing the world through a different eye ultimately led to her taking Mixed Media classes at The Art Students League of New York with artist Mariano Del Rosario. Thanks to Mariano she has found her voice and continues studying with him. She can now expresses her love of color, shapes, composition, joy and light.