Vivid was founded by two friends who share a love of art and wanted to combine their skills to create a better gallery experience.

Cynthia Burr, Owner

Cynthia has a BA in Economics from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Michigan and finance and marketing experience in major corporations. She ran her own consulting business for a number of years, and was very involved in project management in the non-profit world.  But art has always been her passion, whether making it or collecting it. Putting her business experience to work in an art-centric endeavor is a dream come true!


Martha Ruschman, Curator

A successful metal artist, Martha also owned her own premiere interior design firm which operated on the North Shore for almost 30 years. Martha always made the purchase of original art a priority with her clients.  After graduating from American University, Martha taught art in the Washington, D.C. public schools.  She also founded Waterford Handprints, a silkscreen design company.  Vivid gives Martha a chance to interact daily with art and artists now that the walls of her home can hold no more paintings!

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