CBaum the First to use Fluoresent in Abstract Celebrities



About The Artist

CBaum artist, Cynthia Baum, maiden name Cynthia Bechtler born in York, South Carolina Feb 2, 1965. Grew up and raised in Myrtle Beach by her mother Janet Stroud who worked as maid cleaning vacation homes in Myrtle Beach, S.C. CBaum’s father James Bechtler worked as a auto mecanic and vending machine technician, he committed suicide on Christmas Eve when CBaum was 5 years old.

After the death of her father CBaum’s mother was committed to mental hospital. CBaum and her two sisters Regina and Kimberly lived at separate foster homes 1 year and later came home to be with their mother. The father’s death was tragic for all and CBaum became withdrawn and spent all her time drawing in her sketch pad. Drawing for CBaum was away to get her mother’s attention when she would visit CBaum at the boarding school.

At 16 years old CBaum started experimenting with paint. Water color first, mainly painting still life paintings. From there she progressed onto oil paints and acrylic paints.

CBaum 20 year’s old open to the future art world, moved to Anaheim, California in 1986. Had a Hollywood dream, later got married had two son’s Geoffrey Baum 3rd, Jason Baum and CBaum devoiced at 39. Worked as a model part-time and cleaned vacation homes. She would painted in her spare time.

CBaum Graduated - Art Instruction Schools, College Certificate of Completion. Graduated ROP graphic art California, have study many artists and won art competitions. Her work has featured in magazines, books, art galleries and around the world. Sold many paintings from 1986-2015 in California. CBaum known for her abstract celebrity paintings. Michael Jackson family has second painting of Michael Jackson.

The artist likes to create abstract art, mostly of famous people, as it’s a challenge and entertaining for the artist. But she has to be careful because she could mess it up and not look like the person. CBaum likes to create art because she loves color. Her art teacher said she has a talent for colorizing her art.

CBaum artist is one the first artist to create Celebrity Abstract Pop Art
Cubism. But what’s spectacular about CBaum in the art movement how it became the artist was working in her studio one early morning experimenting and decided to combine her work together with Picasso and Andy Warhol's style. The artist added one fluorescent solid color with conventional solid colors to the abstract world of celebrities. By doing this she created a film negative look in some areas of her solid color abstract celebrities paintings. Making her style diffrent from other artist. In the result of it became CBaum’s Abstract Celebrity Pop Art Cubism Paintings. Her first painting in 2010 was Elvis Presley then Marlyn Monroe and James Dean.

CBaum living in CA 30 years moved back to Myrtle Beach, SC in 2015 when her mother died. The artist got sick with a horrific headache pain and bed rested. The artist is bipolar, schizophrenic and ADD and it got server after the death of her 70 year old mother. CBaum’s sister Regina went to California to visit CBaum and saw that her sister was very sick. Regina flew CBaum back to Myrtle Beach. Regina shipped the artist paintings and put in storage. CBaum stayed with her sister until she got better with psychiatrists therapy and medication.

After the death of CBaum’s mother the artist did not paint much as her mother inspired the artist. In 2017 CBaum moved to her art studio condo down on the beach where she lives and sells her art.

CBaum’s original celebrity paintings sell for $3000-$8000 but you can buy limited edition hand sighed print of her celebrities for lower price at her studio. If you would like for CBaum to paint a portrait of you or your favorite celebrity contact the artist or visit her studio. Please bring 1-3 photos for the artist to create a painting.

Stop by CBaum’s art studio gallery 11 AM - 5 PM call/text for appointment (843) 425-4877