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!