An Exhibition of Watercolors by Cynthia Smith Stibolt

Exhibited at the Marian Library: May 2 - July 2, 1994

Originally from Connecticut, Ms. Stibolt has lived in Santa Fe since 1982. She is a member of the Taos Art Association and is a charter member of The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

[The Angel of the

The Angel of the Future

The artist has exhibited her works in numerous galleries and museums throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, and New Mexico, as well as internationally in Italy and England. This past December and January her works were on display at the Santuario de Guadalupe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In 1988, her work was shown at the Temenos Conference on "Art in Service of the Sacred," held at Dartington Hall, Devon, England. One of her paintings was recently chosen to be a Christmas Card 1990 by the Taos Art Celebration, in Taos, New Mexico. Another of her paintings is in the permanent museum collection at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City.  A virtual exhibition of her work is available on the web at

Artist's Statement

"The Angelic World"

Angels have inspired artists for centuries as symbols of the unseen world. In the work of Cynthia Smith Stibolt, angels are appearing in new forms, making themselves known again in a world that had forgotten them.

As in the tradition of angel painters in different cultures in the past, the artist depicts angels as intermediaries between two dimensions who bring light and wisdom to humanity. In her own words, she says "they are a doorway that is open to us ... and moving through it to us now."

In her role as artist, Ms. Stibolt views herself as the agent through which the angels may bring their special gifts of beauty, hope and light from the world of the spirit to a world in need of their transcendent healing power.

She has drawn her inspiration, in part, from the New Mexico landscape and its vastness that has enabled her to look beyond into a fourth dimension. She is able to connect to the infinite, creative source of this dimension in her light-filled Santa Fe studio built on the principles of sacred geometry where the angelic beings reveal their essences to her.

Executed in watercolor and ink, the angels appear in vibrant colors of precious gems with shimmering coronas of silver and gold. They appear to us without faces for they have no egos, but are beings of light. They guide, protect and counsel us as we begin to recognize them from behind the veil of our senses. As they emerge fully visible, they empower us with their knowledge that resonates from somewhere deep within us.

If one looks deeply at the paintings, their presence can be felt.


  • Angel of the Past, 27" x 33.5"
  • Angel of the Present, 25" x 29"
  • Angel of the Future, 27" x 33.5"
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe, 30.5" x 38"
  • In Flight, 38" x 30.5"
  • Majesty, 26" x 32"
  • The Black Madonna, 23" x 27.5"
  • The Fisherman, 26" x 32"
  • In the Fold, 26" x 32"
  • Mary's Dance, 18" x 22"
  • Gathering, 18" x 22"
  • In My Father's House, 20" x 24"
  • I am the Blessed Virgin, 18" x 22"
  • Angelic Mother, 17" x 20.5", light box
  • El Niņo de Toche, (Atocha) 14" x 17", light box
  • Angels Do Care, 19.5" x 27", serigraph
  • Angels Are Here, 19.5" x 27", serigraph
  • Angels Dance, 19.5" x 27", serigraph
[One of a


The Angel of the Future - One of a Triptych

All works are watercolor and ink, unless otherwise noted.

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