Cindy has always had an interest in drawing and painting and explored various media and approaches to art expression in college.
An Account Executive with nationally known perfume and cosmetic companies, Cindy would find time to enjoy her art. When she moved to Richmond from the Washington, D.C. area and took up managing her husband’s law firm she was commissioned to paint murals and floor cloths, and took up painting decorative items for stores and individual clients with Artist Pat Firth.
Cindy continued to grow as an artist, taking classes from a number of Richmond area artists, including Christophora Robeers and David Tanner at the Visual Arts Studio in Richmond. Currently she studies with Richmond impressionist artist Mark Hierholzer.
Cindy received a Bachelors degree from Virginia Tech, and has been married for 31 years to Mark Paullin, a graduate of University of Richmond and T.C. Williams School of Law. They have two children: a daughter, who is married and a graduate of U.V.A. and Harvard, and a son, who is a graduate of James Madison University. The Paullin Family has been members of Saint Matthias Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia for 23 years.
Her art work is exhibited in Richmond at Studio 160 at Art Works with clay artist Kay Franz.
Always an active volunteer, Cindy worked with a number of organizations, including the Girl Scouts, local schools, and Saint Matthias Episcopal Church. In 2013, she joined Mark Hierholzer and a group of his students as they began to take the art experience to children and adults who do not otherwise have access to art classes.
Cindy has been a member of the team providing an art program for women in the Goochland Women’s Correctional Center since its inception. In 2015 Cindy was trained and certified as a facilitator for Opening.Minds through Art (O.M.A.), a program for people suffering dementia and Alzheimer’s created by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, Ohio. O.M.A. is grounded in person-centered ethics and founded on the precept that people with dementia are capable of expressing themselves creatively. Currently, Cindy is a facilitator of the O.M.A. program at Saint Mary’s Woods in Richmond.
On January 1, 2016 Cindy became Volunteer Coordinator for Art for the Journey, splitting her time between art and managing the Paullin Law Firm, PC. Cindy became Assistant Executive Director of Art for the Journey in August of 2017.
Lavender Field in Provence