Library Balcony Gallery

Balcony Gallery February TV

About the Artist-Cindy Lou Bechtold


 The American Fork Arts Council has always been supportive of all the arts. After moving from Wyoming to Utah in 2011, I enrolled in the writing classes they offered. I was chosen to help chair a poetry and art competition, “Poetry on Canvas,” that spring. This contest fit winning poems with selected artists who interpreted the poems in fine art.
 
Working with the artists sparked my interest in watercolor classes. Painting added another dimension. I signed up for a paper collage class a few years ago, and was hooked. Since August I’ve been invited to hang my collage art in two other shows in Provo and Salt Lake. I’m pleased to display my work at the American Fork library through the month of February.
 
 I’ve also recently self-published my book of short stories in memoir form. The cover is my original collage designed for the title, “Walking on Thin Water,” which can be found on Amazon under the title or my name.  My stories reflect my true self—curiosity, childish insecurities, stupid stunts, teenage antics and marriage moments. Writing and art are my passions. The two enhance one another as I keep working my crafts.
 
I am a busy grandmother, tending my four-year-old grandson. My watercolor, “Peace and Rest,” placed first in mixed media at Steel Days in 2014. Another collage, “Woods Retreat,” placed second in the same event in 2015. I am the past president of Word Weavers and Write On—two Utah State Poetry Society groups. I placed for several years in the L.D.S. cultural music and arts contest in poetry. One of my childhood stories was published in the Friend magazine with another accepted, but waiting publication. Family, writing, and art are my joys. You can see me on Facebook or email me your thoughts at cindy@spiritmountain.net.


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