Priscilla Shih Cinque Logo
My name is Priscilla.
I draw. I paint. I make art.

Take a look. I hope you like what you see.


I am an artist living in Santa Cruz, California.

I graduated UC Berkeley in 1994 with a double major in Art and Computer Science, merging my lifelong devotion to making art and my innate tendencies to be methodical and analytical.

In Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, Suzuki Roshi writes "Nothing exists but momentarily in its present form and color." Making art is my meditation of those moments in form, color, light and shadow.

I am embarking on new adventures, exploring new mediums, and always learning...

Broken Branch with Lichen. Watercolor illustration.

Portraits of intricate organic forms

Push Pin

Portraits of tools found on my desk

Dot. Linescape. ink illustration

Meditations on lines


“The true purpose [of Zen] is to see things as they are, to observe things as they are, and to let everything go as it goes”

- Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

“If you want to see something, you should open your eyes.”

- Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

May 22, 2020

I have always been intrigued by watercolor. Its fluidity, its transparency, the organic ways the watercolor interacts with the paper... but the same things that intrigued me so, also seemed the most daunting.

May 15, 2020

The story of my journey in clay.

May 9, 2020

Back in 2014, I began a series of illustrations that resulted in a collection of linescapes. More abstract than my most recent work - these illustrations are meditations on the drawing of lines.

May 1, 2020

Making art is finally taking center stage in my life and on my new website. I hope you enjoy the view.