IDAL Instructor Biography
Cindy Howard

Having traveled the world as an Air Force brat, many landscapes shaped the creative future for artist, Cindy Howard.  

Cindy has studied under master artisans from Norway, France, Italy, Asia and even Sugar Land, Texas, and continues to build her talents through International Artisan conferences and at Glassell School of Art.  She loves to share her joy of art with painters: beginners to professional.  Ms. Howard is a past member of the board of directors of IDAL – International Decorative Artisans League. (

As a 2017 participant of the International Decorative Artist Salon, Cindy showed her work in New York City. She shows in exhibits & galleries multiple times yearly and regularly creates custom commission pieces through her company CRH Studios. She is on the 2021 Advisory Board of American Painting Contractor Magazine. 

Decorative & Faux Finishes, a professional decorative arts team co-founded by Cindy and her business partner, Dana DeBuck, has been in business since 1998 creating bespoke decorative painting and murals for homeowners, designers, corporations and contractors in the greater Houston area and beyond. They are ASID Industry Partners, and  have won numerous accolades including APC’s  2020 and 2021 Top Job Awards. 


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