cindy revell


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Mentoring Emerging Artists
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MEDIUM: Oil Paint
SPECIALTY: ✔ Artistic Process & Mindset ✔ Technique Demos ✔ Critiques

It’s been a marvellous odyssey of learning, change, success, failure, agents, galleries, and exploration all fired by my deep passion for art. I bring that fire for art to my mentorship groups. You’ll learn ways to explore your imagination and bring those ideas to your art along with the step-by-step approach I take to creating my whimsical work. If you’re a realist you’ll learn how to make things ‘not real’. And if you’re in it just to explore and expand your repertoire of skills and energize your artistic spirit, then you’ll be in the perfect group! You’re about to reach beyond what you think is possible with your art.

There’s more! We’ll talk about a methodical approach to getting your work out there and building a collector base. In my own practice, I’m re-evaluating trending marketing methods and questioning if they really suit me and I’m looking at ways to streamline and personalize marketing to suit my personality. How does one handle marketing methods that feel a bit sleazy? Is there a way to market that feels better? I think so. I’ll share that with you too!

The key skills I teach are applicable to any style and subject matter. Join me, I’ll tell you everything I can in our time together.

oil painting of a car, birds and flowers
oil painting of a car, birds and flowers
oil painting of a red horse
oil painting of a car and flowers
oil painting of a red horse
oil painting of a car and flowers


Listed below are this Mentor’s specialty skills. Join this group if you want to grow in these areas.

Specialty: ✔ Artistic Process & Mindset ✔ Technique Demos ✔ Critiques



Colour and Composition


Technique Demos


Providing Art Critiques


Teaching How to Self Critique



Website Design


Marketing & Branding



Pricing Artwork


Approaching Galleries


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oil painting of flowers on a chair by Cindy Revell
oil painting of a deer and bird

Cindy Revell’s vividly colored oil paintings are created in a sunny studio where a shrimpy, personable mutt and ancient cat keep her company and provide inspiration. Revell and her talented husband who can build or fix anything live in the countryside outside of Sherwood Park, Alberta. 

After a few detours, Cindy took Environmental Graphic Design at Grant MacEwan University. It was a magical and inspiring time as she learned about art history, design, and illustration. A love of the old masters was born and she knew that art was a world in which she belonged.  After college Cindy worked as a graphic designer and illustrator during which time she developed a whimsical and simple style using scratchboard. It would strongly influence her future work. 

But life is never static and change was coming. Cindy began oil painting as a way to invigorate her illustration work and in doing so her interest in the old masters and her love of realism was rekindled. She began painting realistic still lifes full of glowing light and the rich warm palette that was such a key part of her illustration. It was at this time that a gallery owner asked Cindy if she would do an exhibit of her illustration. She was extremely busy with her work and oil painting and the timing didn’t seem right, in addition she felt that her small acrylic illustrations would not make a suitable show. But a seed was planted and the idea never completely left.  

Over the years Cindy's evolving work has been in numerous shows but there are some that have stood out for her because of high caliber of artists that she was showing with, gripping subject matter and personal accomplishment. Some special events are: The Best of Realism, Winstanley-Roark Fine Art, Cape Cod, MA, Contemporary Realism, Trudy Labell Fine Arts, Naples, Fl, Success, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, BC, The New Reality, Smith Kramer Travelling Museum Exhibition, USA, Tell Us A Story, Segil Fine Art, Old Town Monrovia, CA, Project Heroes, Travelling Exhibition, Canada, and Be Your Own Bird: Solo show, Daffodil Gallery, Edmonton, AB. Cindy and her work have been featured in numerous newspaper articles and published in many magazines.  

Cindy was honoured with a nomination for a Governor General’s award for illustration early in her career and has received numerous awards recognizing both her illustration and oil painting.  She is a member of The Oil Painters of America and a signature member of The Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA). She is represented by The Artym Gallery, Invermere, BC, Bezanson Art Consultant, Vancouver, BC, Candler Art Gallery, Camrose, AB, Illustration Online LLC Philadelphia, PA, and Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. 

Today you will still find Cindy dreaming, thinking ‘what if’ and ‘anything is possible’ as she creates magical worlds in paint. While she is serenaded by bird song coming through the delightfully squeaky screen door of her studio she is reminded of our magnificent individuality within the great connection of all life and tries to get a little bit of that in each painting. 

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