All photography by Cindy Ruprecht

Born and raised in Wilmington, DE I was an art major through high school. I continued on to VCU's art program in Richmond,VA. The beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains touched me deeply and sparked my travel bug, and I headed west. Footloose and free, I wandered the westcoast enjoying the pull of wherever I wanted to roam, from deserts to Redwoods, searching for a place to call home. Through a series of events, I ended up in Washington State, awe struck with the mountains here. I have called this place my home since 1994 and love this state! 
Creating is what I love to do. I have been doing art ever since I was a child. As a naturalist and mother, connecting people with nature is my passion. I truely believe as a people we need to heal this connection and start living in a different way in relation to the land. Healing our spirit and our bodies is the first step towards healing the land and in healing the land we heal ourselves. Everything is connected. I hope my art will bring whatever healing energy you may need as it has helped myself in creating it. May it help deepen your connection and reverence for the land and to each other. Many blessings for that which feeds us......



Nature has all the answers, if we could only see.

Through time prophesies have foretold that the moment of humanity’s transmutation would arrive, and that women would be at the forefront of this process. And here we are, bringing our seed.
— Grandmother Maria Alice Campos Freire