Cybele Ironside is a Canadian painter living and working in Vancouver, Canada.
She spent much of her youth on the islands and waterways of B.C.'s coastline and was greatly affected by the dramatic changes in light and the moods created by the climate. She works in oil, a medium that helps create the atmospheric effects of Canada's west coast. She studied abstraction in painting at the Art Students league of New York during the years of 1998 to 2003.
"I try to distill both the inviting and haunting aspects of these landscapes through a densely layered technique developed over several years in which abstraction allows feeling to override outward form."
"I ultimately want my paintings to have a calming, meditative effect on their audience."