Born in Philadelphia, Cindy Press now lives in White Plains, New York. She obtained her BFA in Fashion Illustration from Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia. After moving to New York City she launched a successful career as a designer in the fashion industry. This culminated in an opportunity to work for and with the artist Peter Max. It was while working for Peter that she rediscovered her true love for painting.
In 1991 she moved to the suburbs of New York and started her family. She maintained a career as a freelance artist in the fashion industry while simultaneously following her passion for painting as a portrait artist. During this time Cindy was commissioned for paintings, murals and one of a kind, hand painted furniture. Cindy has been fascinated by fashion and art since childhood and has come back to her first love, painting. Her return to painting is already gaining recognition; most recently she was included in a group exhibit juried by Rujeko Hockley from the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Cindy’s work is now included in private collections around the world including the US, Europe, Asia, Australia and United Arab Emirates.