'Hi!' My name is Cindi Staley. Thank you for visiting my gallery. I am a West Virginia woman who left home for a while and then returned, bringing my family with me. My husband now calls West Virginia 'home'. My children have grown up here and made it their home, too.
I enjoy photographing God's creation: beautiful landscapes, flowers (macro), wildlife and, especially, West Virginia and Virginia scenery/animals/points of interest. I also enjoy photographing patterns in nature, architecture and American Civil War reenactments.
I served in the U.S. Army Military Police Corps, after graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from West Virginia University. I have worked in the fields of security, corrections and Social Work. I am currently the photographer at Fairmont State University.
I was fortunate to meet Arnout Hyde, Jr. (a great West Virginia professional photographer) at a Civil War reenactment where he was very encouraging (and inspirational) to me pursuing my love of photography, especially by publishing one of my pictures in Wonderful West Virginia Magazine.
I was excited to have one of my Civil War reenactment images chosen to be part of the Civil War displays at Independence Hall, in Wheeling, WV. It was used to create a wall mural where visitor's can 'step into history', and be photographed with a Union Infantry unit marching at Gettysburg.
Cynthia Staley joined Fine Art America on March 13th, 2016.