Cinda grew up on a ranch in Northern BC, north of Fort St. John.  Upon leaving the north, she went to UVIC, obtaining a B.Ed and M.Ed.   Cinda dabbled in watercolour painting for personal pleasure as an amateur before picking up an oil brush in 2012.  That change in medium, and a visit to the Dallas Museum of Art, led to the creation of the Coffee Girl paintings.  The Dallas Museum of Art was the first time Cinda had seen the works of cubist master Jean Metzinger, a colleague of Pablo Picasso. She was inspired to look at his work online. Cinda first submitted a painting into a juried show in 2017.  She was honoured and delighted to have “Morning Addictions” accepted into the 2017 SSNAP Parallel Art show. This inspired her to join the Salt Spring Art Gallery so her artwork could be appreciated by both local and international collectors.