Meet Cindy Alpert Saad
“I am inspired by the abundant energies that surround me, from vibrant sunsets and soaring waves of the sea to posh hotels and modern cityscapes. I love music, travel and the smiling eyes of a child. My friends and family are my foundation - they keep me grounded, even as I give chase to my artistic visions.”
The designer and artist, Cindy Saad, was accustomed to seeing beautiful clothes and jewelry as she spent much of her childhood twirling around the evening gowns of her parents’ dress shop and dreamed of one day becoming a fashion designer. She often sketched evening gowns and doodled in class, and was considered artistic by her early childhood friends. But it wasn't until years later following the devastating loss of her sister to breast cancer, that she began to develop her passion for design and art by first creating hand painted t-shirts and subsequently opened her business, It’s a Cin, in 1985. A later struggle with her own breast cancer led her to the world of jewelry design. Over the past 22 years Cindy Saad has become an award-winning jewelry designer and intuitively has expanded her artistic abilities.
The designer has been actively involved in her community through the years generously supporting many charities with their fund raisers through her art. In every twist and turn of her one-of-a-kind, handcrafted pieces, there’s a story that begs to be shared. Find the story that resonates with you.
The designer, Cindy Saad, is known primarily for her wire sculpture necklaces that excite the senses with whimsical twists of silver encircling stunning pieces of art glass, blister pearls or semi-precious gemstones. Recognized throughout the Southeast for this work, she's received invitations into many prestigious juried art exhibitions and galleries and has maintained quite a following over the past 22 years. It's not unusual for weares of her neckalces to be stopped on the street, in restaurants and even in airports with immense excitement about her designs and it's that kind of feedback that fuels this designer's passion for creating more.
Created largely in the abstract, Saad’s paintings captivate with their bold colors and unconventional arrangements. She works spontaneously, painting layers on top of layers, and then cutting or lifting paint through the layers with various tools, business cards or whatever is handy, as each takes on a different personality. The artist, who majored in Sociology and studied anthropology, often feels like she's on an excavation. Color and movement guide her through to the finished piece. The resulting rich textures and complex compositions arouse the senses and the imagination and allow each viewer to come away with a different interpretation.
With photography, the artist is drawn to contemporary, upscale settings and unusual landscapes. She finds these places energizing and tries to capture that energy as she plays with color and special effects on her computer.
Where to Find Her Work
The designer's work can be found at the City Art Gallery, The Columbia Museum of Art Shop, her on-line website or in her studio. She often collaborates with clients to create custom designs for their weddings, anniversaries or special occasions and invites you to contact her through this website for appointments.
A former model and human resource professional, Saad now devotes full-time to her art.