The Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township is currently displaying an exhibition of en plein air oil paintings by Lansdowne artist Cynthia Taylor Mould.
Operating under the name Fauxever Yours, Mould is a self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1995. Many homes and businesses have been enhanced by her custom murals, faux finishes, and painted furniture. Her work as a decorative artist formed a natural bridge to fine art.
A lone sycamore on a Chester County Farm was the inspiration for her first canvas. The idyllic Pennsylvania countryside is a consistent theme in her paintings.
Today, working primarily in oils, Mould continues to be inspired by the beauty of nature. Several paintings are always in progress in the studio, but she is most often found outdoors, working en plein air.
“There is a thrill, an emotional rush, that takes over as I set up my easel,” said Mould. “All of my senses come alive. That emotion is what I strive to capture,”
The gallery is on display to the public from 9 AM to 9 PM Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday, and 11 AM to 3 PM Sunday.
The nonprofit Darlington Arts Center offers classes, lessons, and workshops in music, art, dance, and drama for all ages. It hosts monthly art exhibitions, recitals, and master classes, in addition to professional Gallery Exhibitions, Coffee House Concerts, and outreach programs.