Cindy Davis was born in Texas in 1957, but her family moved to Tanzania in 1968 where her parents served as missionaries. Creating art in some form has been a part of her life as far back as she can remember. Whether in Tanzania with her family or on the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya where she attended boarding school, Cindy found artistic inspiration in the exotic scenery, people, and wildlife unique to that area of the world. It was there that she met and, many years later, married her husband, Jim. Since their marriage in 1984, Cindy and Jim have lived in Zambia, Texas, Tennessee, and Papua New Guinea, all of which have provided much inspiration over the years. Throughout her travels, Cindy has experimented with different drawing mediums, oil painting, watercolor, photography, batik, pastel, linoleum block printing, and mixed media. Cindy now resides with her family in East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.