Growing up in a family of painters, it was not surprising that I was only nine years old when my Grandmother entered me in my first juried show. Life as a child was a joyful blend of unrestricted creativity and unconditional love. Art overflowed the small house my grandparents lived in. Artists constantly came and went, and every medium imaginable was held within its walls at some time.

In 1994 I moved to Loveland Colorado where I immersed myself in classes at The Loveland Academy of Fine Arts, taking thousands of hours of study from some of the top artists in the world.

I found my niche in sculpture, and it wasn't long before my work was held in numerous private collections, and I had been accepted into juried shows across the United States, including showings at the Palm Springs Desert Museum and the prestigious North American Sculpture Exhibition.

In 2008, after overcoming cancer, I realized I needed color in my life, So I put away the brown clay and began to paint. I have since been juried into numerous National Exhibitions for painting, including the AANC National Art Exhibition and the NGAE National Art Exhibition

In 2014,I developed Inflammatory Arthritis in my wrist, causing me to search for a new way to continue my love of painting. Holding tiny brushes to do detail work was becoming too painful. I discovered the art of finger painting, and later augmented that by learning to work intuitively with layers and different types of paint and tools.

I love to paint. Often the sun rises and sets before I even realize the day is gone... so absorbed have I been in the process of creating. I love using color, texture and shapes to express myself in a way that brings joy to me and I hope, to those who view my art.

Cyd Rust is an award winning Painter and Sculptor, who holds the rare distinction of having been accepted into the AANC National Exhibition for both Sculpture and Painting.