Heartland-Gallery-logoThe focus of Cindy Jackson’s subjects has been nature, unique architecture and the historical genre. Cindy has been capturing photographic images and is inspired by the simplicity of the smallest creation and the handiwork of God. She started taking photographs, mostly of family, in 1962 at the age of 8.

Cindy tends to just look at things differently. She will see something that catches her eye and then will take several shots of it from different angles. That is the advantage of digital over film, the ability to take multiple shots and not be constrained by the cost of developing those images. Her preference is photographing close-ups of items and nature in general.

heartlandArtist_April2018_1She shares “I have had no formal training. Photos taken before 2010 were just taken for my pleasure.  It was sometime in 2010 that a friend, who was looking at some of my vacation photos, suggested that people might be interested in purchasing them. That is when I started making enlargements, matting and framing them”.

Cindy is from Niles, Michigan and has two Associate’s degrees from Southwestern Michigan College as well as a Bachelor of Science in Education from Central Michigan University. She worked at Graham Photography in Niles for over 25 years. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Cross-Cultural

HeartlandArtist_APril2018_2Her work was featured in the 2011 Ira L. Clark Art for a Cause Art Show and Sale in Niles, MI. In 2012 she received an Honorable Mention award in the Ira L. Clark Art for a Cause Art Show and Sale, tied for second place at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge Art Without Borders Art Show and sale in Texas, a first place award at the members’ only Art Show and Sale of the Lakeland Arts Association in Pierceton, IN, and most recently the Popular Choice award in the Small Wonders Art Show at Heartland Artists Gallery in Plymouth, IN.

Cindy enjoys music as well, including contemporary, classical, Christian and Celtic music.

The community is invited to meet Cindy, the featured artist, and other Heartland Members in April at Heartland Gallery. You will be able to view all of Cindy’s black and white and color photos at the Open House Reception, Sun., April 8 from 1-4. Other Heartland Members will be showing their works as well – an art experience you won’t want to miss. The Gallery is located at 101 North Michigan St. downtown Plymouth. Join us with a heart for art!

The Gallery’s mission is to support area artists; to bring and to teach the arts to our community. Our not-for-profit Gallery fulfills the mission by giving area artists a venue to show and sell their art, and art classes fulfill our mission for educating. Art classes assist in our financial means to maintain the Gallery.

More information can be found at www.heartlandartgallery.com, facebook or call 574.936.9515.