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Cindy Burchfield, Juneau
As a writer and illustrator, Cindy Burchfield is lost in Alaska. It was here she rediscovered the marmots that had charmed she and her nieces years before.
Cindy has a passion for the Alaska lifestyle. She and her husband, a fishing guide, live it to the fullest. The imagery and icons of her travels in the Western U.S. and Alaska are captured in her watercolors and stories.
She is an avid outdoorsman -- fishing, hunting, hiking and exploring the Last Frontier. She has hoisted a 214-pound halibut from a depth of 225 feet, landed and netted two salmon simultaneously and hunted remote beaches from her friend's Cessna 180. She is undeniably Alaskan.
Cindy began painting as a child with her grandmother, Juli Wilson, an accomplished oil painter. It was watercolor that landed Cindy in her first museum show at fourteen in Oklahoma City. An artist was born. Under the direction of her college professor, Arni Anderson, Cindy produced a considerable portfolio of watercolor work, most of which sold before graduation. A businesswoman was born.
Her talent for the written word as well as the visual arts landed Cindy in the field of marketing. She is also a member of the Juneau Artists Gallery, a shared endeavor of almost 30 local artists. Lost in Alaska Studios is Cindy's home that she shares with her husband, Kevin, Moose the Lab and Whiskey the Scottie, located high upon Marmot Bluff on North Douglas Island just across the channel from Juneau, Alaska.