Cynthia Herron Author

Cynthia Herron earned her BFA in painting from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada; her Teaching Certification from Northern Arizona University; and her Masters of Fine Arts in painting from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has sketched and painted landscapes in Maritime Canada, Alaska, New Mexico, Arizona, and Oregon. She taught foundation art classes at the college level for twenty-eight years and currently lives in Salem, Oregon. Cynthia’s abstract landscapes and seascapes can be found at

Title by Cynthia Herron

  • The Color of Wind: An Artist’s Search for Meaning by Cynthia Herron

    by Cynthia Herron

    • Released: June 2024
    • Genre: Memoirs

    Cynthia’s journey begins at age twenty-two as she is flunking out of art school in New Brunswick, Canada. She knows how to paint but she doesn’t yet know herself. After a delayed graduation she travels to Arizona, then Denali National Park where her love of nature deepens. At summer’s end, she hitchhikes to New Mexico, then lives off-grid in a school bus, travels as a tree-planter in the South, and raises two boys as a single mother. She returns to school, begins to teach, then moves to Oregon. Through it all she ponders: how does one discover their voice as an artist?