Cyndi McMullen born outside Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in 1959, grew up in Florida and living in Austin, Texas since 1981.
She works at her husband´s company doing high end finishes and historical restorations. She often repurposes and reuses discarded and leftover wallpapers and woods from the historical mansion, museums and court houses they help to restore.
A self-taught artist it took her awhile to accept her own style as valid mixing watercolors in gesso so she can paint on any surface, much like a fresco and painting the armadillo scenes as is an Austin tradition.
She is known for her endless personal details that allow people to recognize the places and people in her painting.
She is Austin´s Whimsical Armadillo Lady.