Cynthia Wick was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from UCLA and worked for two decades in the movie business, as Executive Vice President of Marketing at 20th Century Fox, and then as a partner at Aspect Ratio, a movie marketing company. During this time her drawings were regularly featured on the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. Following her career in Hollywood, she returned to her roots as a painter. She lives in the Berkshires with her husband and two sons.