While many people in adland seem to think top artwork only emerges
from top creative departments, sometimes artistic talent can actually be
sitting right under their nose.
Cyndy Snowdon, until ten months ago M&C Saatchi’s long-standing head of
reception, has emerged as the latest to pursue her dream career as an
A major in fine art at Cornell University in America, she had mulled
over ideas and experimented with the paint tools on her computer even
when she worked diligently as head honcho in M&C’s reception.
In a huge leap of faith, she left with only three commissions lined
But 25 pieces later, she’s feeling satisfyingly purged. ’I sat down and
got it all out of my system,’ she confided. ’After all, it’s been there
Word of her exhibition has even filtered up to the big boys. Maurice
Saatchi, known more for his bottomless wallet than his love of art (he
leaves that to Charles), has even cast an astute eye over her
A congratulatory note said: ’The paintings look great, and I hope it’s a
Snowdon’s exhibition is on 1 February, 6-9pm at 55 the Gallery,
Shepherds Market, London W1.