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About the Artist

Cid was born and raised in a small fishing village on Terceira Island, Acores. She immigrated to Canada, Toronto when she was 13, lived there until 2020, when she moved to Madoc in eastern Ontario.

 

Cid is a self taught mixed media abstract and non-representational artist. She first picked up a paint brush in 2008 and has experimented with a variety of painting mediums, surfaces and styles.​

 

Cid founded Canada’s first creative arts charity for people living with cancer in 2010, (The Art for Cancer foundation), which she ran until 2020.

 

Cid has exhibited her work at a variety of venues over the past 10 years. Her art is held in private collections throughout North America and Europe.

 She is a member of The Art Tour Collective, The Federation of Canadian Artists, The Belleville Art Association, The Madoc Chamber of Commerce and the Tweed and Area Arts Council.

 

Her art is represented by Quinn's of Tweed Fine Art Gallery as well as various online art galleries. 

Artist Statement

I love the excitement of a blank canvas, which to me signifies a new journey into uncharted territory.

I first paint with self abandon and childlike playfulness guided by the heartfelt sounds of melodies that touch my soul.

As I continue to build up rich layers using my favorite tools and colors, my mark making and brush strokes become more deliberate and focused.

Rather than telling you a story, my aim is to transport you to another world where you can experience your own story within my painting.