So Many Photos Await | Photographer Cynthia Strain
Local artistic powerhouse and dynamic presence in the life of Highlands Cynthia Strain is contemplating stepping back (just a little).
I have a theory that the angels who live among us don’t realize the goodness they possess.
Cynthia Strain is one of those kind spirits who has bolstered the arts and artists in the Highlands area since 1982.
Her beautiful photographs brighten facilities all over the Southeast. One of her favorite creations is right at the Highlands Post Office. She says, “I photographed mailboxes from all around the Highlands area. That collection is a proud mark I’ll leave on this town.”
Chances are a painting or photo in your home is framed by Cynthia. Perhaps your or your family’s knowledge of the arts has been broadened by her instruction. You might have benefitted from sales or purchases at one of the many art shows she has organized. Her praise for your work at just the right juncture may have encouraged you to make art a career or avocation.
And bear lovers everywhere sing her praises for promoting a BearWise community.
Congratulate her on her achievements, and she’ll blush, grin, and tell you she cusses a lot for an angel.
While she loves doing what she does, she’s making a few life changes including selling her business. “It’s time,” she insists.
Maybe it has something to do with the milestone of turning 70.
She believes Highlands needs a framing shop/art gallery. Her business is the perfect match for someone of a like mind. She’s certain that person will be along soon, and while she waits, she’s making a Bucket List. At the tippy-top of it is travel . . . first stop, the British Isles.
What will be in her shoulder bag? Ayup! A faithful camera.
She’d like to see places she’s never been in America. And, of course, the rest of Europe. So many photos await.
Travel will be intermittent. There’s still plenty to do on the Plateau in-between travels.
Her work with BearWise will continue. Highlands Mayor Pat Taylor has thrown his support to making Highlands a BearWise Community. Introducing visitors and new residents to bear protocol is a passion for Cynthia.
If you want to ask about the bear essentials or inquire about a photo commission or find out more about her business sale, contact Cynthia at (828) 526-9227. Email: [email protected]. Website: Cystrainphotos.com.