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Cynthia Peterson is a contemporary realist whose roots are in the classical tradition. “I have a firm belief in the benefit of an academic foundation, particularly in drawing” says Peterson. This emphasis on strong drawing skill can be seen in her own artwork, which includes drawing, oil painting, watercolor and egg tempera. Cynthia Peterson has exhibited in many solo, group and national exhibitions including the Rocky Mountain National and Colored Pencil Society International exhibitions. Ms. Peterson has received awards from the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA and more. She was recently profiled with her watercolor paintings in the 2011 issue of Biltmore Magazine. Her artwork has been published in Watercolor Magic, The Best of Watercolor, The Best of Colored Pencil and Artist’s Magazine. She is on the board of directors for Watercolor USA Honor Society. She holds a BFA degree from Northern Arizona University, and a MFA from Arizona State University.