Cindy Wider – Artist, Illustrator and Author

Cindy Wider specialises in motivating women to draw, helping them to use a variety of art materials so that they can gain more confidence, have fun and lead more fulfilling lives. She’s driven by a deep and persistent curiosity for drawing and colouring and is happiest at home in her studio pushing the boundaries as she fully explores her artistic mediums and materials.

She’s a professional Award-winning 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. “I love the feel of the pencil stroking the page and the thrill of bringing to life sweet little characters that live in my imagination, so that others can share in the same happiness and joy along with me.”

Cindy is an official Ambassador for Derwent Art products and uses Inktense and Procolour predominantly in her illustration works.

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