With over 25 years of teaching, experience in Visual and Performing Arts, Cynthia Quintela has also illustrated many books, taught local art workshops, and has been artistic theatrical set designer for several productions. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and a Master of art education degree. Presently, Mrs. Quintela is teaching art in huntsville city schools. For the past several years her students have won local, state, and national awards. She believes in empowering artists to have the ability to paint what they love and do it well.