The latest in EAC Video’s Studio Visit series is Cynthia Morse, pastel painter, who recalls her earliest artworks, the exploration of many art forms in her 20s, and her eventual choice of pastels as a primary media. (Cynthia is still a media-experimenter, and spent some of the pandemic time dyeing roving and creating large felted pieces!).

Cynthia’s pastel art is inspired by Maine’s coastal landscape and shaped by her passion for color. Outside of her studio practice, she is active with many outdoor activities—hiking, biking, kayaking, skiing, etc.—and in running Eastport Breakwater Gallery with her husband, Michael Morse.
A longtime EAC Board member, Cynthia works behind the scenes with the Center’s Washington Street Gallery. She is currently at work with EAC staff on the Gallery’s Annual Youth Art Month Exhibition, which hearkens back to her arts education career.

This video was made possible with support from the Belvedere Traditional Handcrafts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. Camerawork and editing were completed by Lauren Koss for EAC Video, with additional footage by Mark Macey. The video also features another Eastporter, Bill Johnson, who contributed original music tracks.