Born in Rhode Island, Cyd started his journey playing guitar in high school. It wasn’t until he moved out West, that he was introduced to the world of painting and photography.
The colors and technique in oil paintings seemed to capture the imagination in a different kind of way than the guitar did, and the art of taking a picture in different formats gave the subject a deeper meaning. All of these opened up new venues of self expression that had to be explored.
Residing in Arizona since 1995, and with no formal training, Cyd uses the inspiration that life brings, along with new self learned themes & values. With the motto - "All God given talents should be explored to the fullest", this is what motivates the creativity from with in.
2002 “The France Series”, Mills End Café, Tempe, AZ (photography)
2003 “The Fullmoon Series”, Mills End Café, Tempe, AZ (paintings)
2004 Borders Bookstore, Providence, Rhode Island (paintings & guitars)
2004 Coffee Plantations, Tempe, AZ (paintings)
2005 First Friday (twice), Phoenix, AZ (paintings & photography)
2005 One Place, Phoenix, AZ (paintings, photography, and guitars)
2006 First Friday, Phoenix, AZ (paintings & photography)
2006 Scottsdale Art Auction, Scottsdale, AZ (paintings)
2007 “Commission Series” (private collection), Phoenix, AZ (paintings)
2008 The 2 Hemisphere’s Gallery, Chandler, AZ (paintings & photography)
2009 Paisley Violin, Phoenix, AZ (paintings & guitars)
2011 "The Private Collection", Studio ADT, Tempe, AZ (paintings & guitars)
2012-13 Continuation of "The Private Collection", Studio ADT, Tempe AZ (paintings)
2013-13 The "Personal Guitar Collection", SunDust Gallery, Gilbert AZ (guitars)
Past & Present Music Projects:
Holy Possession, Against The Natural, Simply Chaotic, Obbligato, Luck-a-Belly, I Me Mine, and The Cyd & Andy Show
ASCAP Member, producer, manager, recording engineer, several appearances on CH 12, an appearance on Inside the Artist Mind, rotation on 98 KUPD & 106.7 KWSS , Tempe Blues Festival, several appearences at the Sunnyslope Art Festival, Zia Record Mini Tour at all the locations (AZ & NV), played the local club scene (AZ & NV) and opened for various national artists and multiple releases to online radio stations as well as retail outlets.