Packard Gallery
 418 Commercial St. Provincetown, MA 02657 
(508) 487-4690

Cynthia Packard

Born 1957 

Cynthia is a continuation of an artistic lineage. Her great grandfather, Max Bohm, was a respected turn of the century Impressionist painter, and her mother, Anne Packard, is a widely collected landscape artist. Born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Packard came to Provincetown in 1980 after graduating with an honors degree in sculpture from Mass College of Art. Upon her return she studied with the late Fritz Bultman, began to paint and found herself addicted to color, brushwork and the human form. Her sculptor's and the interplay between her figures and the spaces that surround them. A gifted colorist, she paints exceptional figures, children and still life's. Recently her work has exploded reaching new levels. By applying tar, wax , shellac and plaster, she is creating a dramatic surface with the subject matter becoming more abstract. Cynthia is the mother of four children, Zach, Caleb, Silas and Emma - all often the subjects of her paintings.

Selected Reviews:

"The works, at first glance seem calm. But all illusions of tranquility dissolve when examining Packard's surfaces. Here, troubled zones of color form a rolling patchwork that conceals, like a heavy autumn sea, the shape and weight of unseen mysteries and anguish. The artist's tensions, her fury and her uncertainties, are palpable." - Ken Shulman, Arts & Antiques

Selected Shows: 

2007 - Gallery Sono, South Norwalk, CT

2006 - Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art (retrospective)

2006 to present Camino Royal, Boca Raton, FL

1998 to Present  Bennett Gallery, Atlanta 

1993 to present  Chase Gallery, Boston 

1990 to 2002 Marlborough Gallery, Boston 

1989  Fontene Demoulis Fine Art, Boston 

1988  The Blue Mountain Gallery, New York 

1987 Zoe Gallery, Boston 

1987  Jack Gallery, New York 

1986 to Present - Packard Gallery, Provincetown

1985 to 1986 - Denis DeBerry Gallery, Provincetown

1984 - West End Gallery, Provincetown

1983 - East End Gallery, Provincetown

Selected Collections: 

Biogen, Inc. , Cambridge Cabot & Co. , Boston Reggie Cabral Clatouit Corporation , Miami The Colony , Sarasota, FL Hale & Dorr , Boston Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc. , Boston Kasey Kaufman Norman Mailer Red Cross Connecticut Mr. & Mrs. Eric Sevareid Barry Stein, Rosabeth Kanter Bob Vila Jose Quintero Over 200 private collections throughout the US, Canada, and Europe.