Cynthia Harden was born in London in 1944. Attended Harrow School of Art
from 1960 - 1965 where she studied Pottery and Terra Cotta Sculpture, gaining
a National Diploma in Design ( N.D.D.).
Having moved to the south coast of England, during the early years of her
two children she made sculptural pottery and terra cotta sculptures, selling
through local dealers.
A few years later she joined forces with an experienced mould-maker and
made commercial pieces , selling at various markets on the south coast
and taking commissions for more sculptural work.
Having the financial need to earn more she started working with her husband
restoring antique furniture and dealing in Oriental works of art.
During this period which lasted for 26 years, she started to paint, and
after several years found a 'voice' and a personal style.
It was after moving to France that her work began to change and grow into
one that echoed the landscape of stone and the characteristics of a different
The work always painted with a pallette knife until recenly, is concerned
with the frailty of flesh and the power of the elements, mostly water and
stone (the earth).
She is now having to master a technique using brushes which is progressing.