Cindy Wider – Artist, Illustrator and Author

Cindy Wider is a professional Australian artist, author, illustrator and art instructor with over 30 years of experience. Through her video courses, private mentoring and art instruction books Cindy has helped more than 22,000 people learn to draw and colour.

Working predominantly on paper using various inks, watercolour techniques, and coloured pencil as her chosen mediums, Cindy’s style is inspired by artists and illustrators from the Golden Age of Illustration.

Cindy is driven by a deep and persistent curiosity for drawing and colouring and is happiest in her studio pushing the boundaries as she fully explores her artistic mediums and materials.

Cindy is an official Ambassador for Derwent Art products.

Cindy Wider sitting at desk

Cindy Wider’s Cuddleecat Family

Selected Tropical Series Digital Works

Selected Papua New Guinea Series Artworks

Selected Coloured Pencil, Graphite and Charcoal Works


Cindy is the author of many art education publications including the soft cover books:


    Cindy’s artworks and tutorials have been featured in many international magazines:

    • Leisure Painter
    • SAA Paint Magazine
    • Anne Kulberg’s Color
    • Talking Point 
    • Drawn to Colour
    • Your Cat Magazine