Local artist paints in WT Hunt Insurance window

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Special to the Dorchester Banner/Nancy Snyder
Local artist Cynthia G. Miles will be working in the William T. Hunt Insurance Company window at 436 Race St. in Cambridge.

CAMBRIDGE — Local artist Cynthia G. Miles will be working in the William T. Hunt Insurance Company window at 436 Race St. in Cambridge. She invites you to come by to see the current exhibit of her art and to watch as she creates her professional paintings. She will be working in the window mostly on Mondays, starting at approximately 10 a.m.

Ms. Miles is well known for her decorative paintings — floor designs, fireplace screens, furniture fabrics and more. A lady of many talents, she also is proficient at studio and easel painting.

She bought and restored a circa 1817 building in Trappe, making it into her first studio, Defender House. The building and its attendant property were subsequently gifted to the Rural Life Museum of Trappe. In 2009, Ms. Miles restored a circa 1870 house on Main Street in Trappe, converting its outbuildings into her current studio, The Painting Room.

Her work can be found in homes from Maryland to Maine to Charleston to Miami. In 2013, she won Grand Champion in the Ridgeley Plein Air Competition, and in 2014, she won Honorable Mention and People’s Choice in the Kent Island Fine Arts Members’ Juried Show.

She’s a member of the Wednesday Morning Artists of Cambridge.

None of this would be possible without the generosity of William (Tim) Hunt, owner of the insurance business on Race Street, who has welcomed exhibits of the Wednesday Morning Artists for the past six years.

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