FOX News: So Cynthia, thank you so much for being here.
Cynthia Ligeros: Thank you for having me.
FOX: We love your work. You use different forms, some oils, and some mixed media as well, right?
CL: It’s just oils. I actually add a little bit of gold leaf to the paintings as well.
FOX: So that gives it the mixed-media look.
CL: Yes. And there’s also a lot of texture underneath the paint. I build up a lot of layers when I’m painting, so the final piece looks really textured.
FOX: Wow. What’s your inspiration for these?
CL: You know, I’m really inspired by nature, especially the cycles. The seasons, sunrises and sunsets.
FOX: That explains the circles!
CL: Exactly. The circles symbolize that continuation through life.
FOX: When you’re painting, do you throw in whatever emotion you’re going through at that point in time?
CL: Absolutely. I don’t think I can help it. It kind of comes out as a visual language and starts to appear in the painting.
FOX: These look fantastic. Now, how long do these paintings take, on average, to put together?
CL: It depends on the painting. Some paintings have many layers, and I keep going back and working on them. It could be a month, maybe longer.
CL: Some paintings, I can get done in just a couple of weeks.
FOX: So these aren’t like, “Eh, I’m going to stay in Saturday night and paint one.”
CL: No. (laughs) With oil paint, you have to let it dry for a while, so then I have to come back to it later. I may be working on a couple of different paintings at a time.
FOX: I know you have a website. Can people buy your artwork there?
CL: They can. Amazon.com is also a really easy place to buy my artwork. I’m also with a gallery out of San Francisco called UGallery.com. On my website, I have links to everywhere you can buy my artwork.
FOX: That’s fantastic. Now, does it bother you when people show your paintings upside down? Because one of our floor guys accidentally put them all upside down —
FOX: Does that drive you crazy? (laughs) I just want to know.
CL: You know, a little bit. (laughs) But yes, I would definitely be in there flipping them right-side up.
FOX: She’s honest. I love that! It was a pleasure to meet you, Cynthia. We love your artwork!
CL: Thank you!