Cynthia Ligeros
Englewood, Colorado

Cynthia Ligeros creates abstract, complex works that usually begin with a single driving emotion. She currently lives in Colorado and loves the work of many artists, such as Mark Rothko. Cynthia loves finding inspiration in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. Fun fact: if you look closely at any of her paintings, you can find a little bit of blue sky hidden somewhere.

Artist and Customer Comments

Cynthia Ligeros 11/3/2014 | 1:06 PM

I was just interviewed on Fox News! I talk about my art process and inspiration.

Cynthia Ligeros 1/7/2014 | 10:05 PM

Happy, artful 2014! A huge thank you to my collectors - you inspire me with your support more than you know. If there's something you'd like to see more of this year, please let me know here on my blog.

Cynthia Ligeros 3/21/2013 | 7:20 PM

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that the 48"x48" painting I was telling you about called Pieces of Light is now for sale on UGallery. You can find it on my profile page. Thanks for looking!

Cynthia Ligeros 3/12/2013 | 6:49 PM

Thank you! I'm so glad you like those pieces. I actually just completed a larger painting similar to Ascent and Silent Radiance. My new one is called Pieces of Light. It's 48" x 48". I also do custom oil paintings, so I can create a custom piece to your exact size. Just click the "commissions" button on my UGallery portfolio. Thanks!

I Brock 3/12/2013 | 6:22 PM

I find ascent and silent radiance very interesting. Do you happen to have anything similar, but much larger? Thanks!

Cynthia Ligeros 9/24/2012 | 11:20 PM

Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you like it.

commentsAutumn Light
M Ackerman 9/24/2012 | 11:05 PM

I see penguins. Now geese. Flying away.

Cynthia Ligeros 5/30/2012 | 10:53 PM

Is it Modern Art? Abstract Art? Contemporary Art? The lines between different art movements get blurry around the edges. The definitions of modern art, abstract art and contemporary art can sometimes be a little confusing. Technically, an "abstract" oil painting has no representational elements. It's not a picture of any "thing" you can pick out. Still, it's hard to look at a good painting and not see something in it. The real question is: when you look at a painting, how do you feel? That's how you find a painting you love.

Cynthia Ligeros 4/29/2012 | 11:06 PM

Thank you so much! I'm so thrilled you like it!

A Ecklund purchased this artwork. 4/28/2012 | 11:26 PM

We love it! It catches the eye even before you enter room and creates a great atmosphere.

Cynthia Ligeros 1/11/2012 | 8:42 PM

I'm so excited to be featured in Professional Artist Magazine! I'm appearing in the February 2012 issue. It's such a huge honor, since I've read Professional Artist Magazine (formerly Art Calendar) for years. And now I'm in the Artist Spotlight section. The article features two of my paintings, along with my thoughts about how any artist can creatively grow by experimenting with painting abstracts. I also talk about what inspires my art and the things that drew me to paint abstracts in the first place. I'm so excited and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing magazine!

Cynthia Ligeros 12/5/2011 | 10:54 PM

Abstract art ideas for your home Don't make the mistake of trying to find a piece of art that exactly matches the colors of your room. Because the paint will never match your room's colors precisely, you might end up with something that looks a little bit off. Instead, shop for a piece that's boldly different. Look for an original oil painting that stands out and really makes your decor come alive.

Cynthia Ligeros 11/16/2011 | 5:14 PM

What do you see in an abstract painting? An abstract oil painting appeals to different people for different reasons. You might see shapes and colors that remind you of a favorite place. Or the composition of the painting might evoke an emotion for you, whether soothing or energizing or uplifting. Whatever the reason, trust your personal taste and go with a painting that you love.

Cynthia Ligeros 11/8/2011 | 1:55 PM

Is abstract art right for you? Buying your first piece of original abstract art can be daunting. But it can also be a lot of fun. The key is to focus on finding a piece of art that you personally enjoy. When you look at the art, your gaze should continually be drawn back into the painting. Don't be intimidated at the prospect of buying original art. Trust what you like and go with it!

Cynthia Ligeros 11/3/2011 | 9:55 PM

Why choose an abstract oil painting? The beauty of abstract art is that it goes with any decor. Whether your taste runs from traditional to contemporary, or your own eclectic mix, you can find the perfect abstract painting for your home. Go ahead, be bold with colors and styles. Feel free to experiment!

Cynthia Ligeros 10/28/2011 | 4:09 PM

A Few of My Abstract Art Oil Painting Techniques Ever wonder how an artist starts with a blank white canvas and transforms it into a beautiful oil painting? I get a lot of questions about my oil painting techniques, because every artist works differently. My method often involves building up my paint in layers, creating a texture that adds depth and character to my abstract art. Sometimes, I'll dig down into the paint to expose deeper layers, showing you glimpses of the painting beneath. Want to know more? I'm always happy to talk about my art. Just ask me!

Cynthia Ligeros 10/14/2011 | 5:20 PM

I'm so glad that Fragment found a good home!

Cynthia Ligeros 9/25/2011 | 11:17 PM

Hi there! If anyone has any questions about my work please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for looking!

The Longest Night

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.


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The Longest Night is part of my new geometric series. These geometric abstract oil paintings explore the subtle balance between order and chaos, darkness and light, structure and freedom. Immerse yourself in worlds of circles, lines and shapes that remain elusive even as they gradually reveal their inner secrets.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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