Cindy’s earlier paintings are distinctively minimalist, highlighted by delicate dotting and a traditional palette. Depicted using an aerial perspective, many of her works have subtle colour variation. Other works have subtle dissecting dotted lines, that have rhythmic flow across the canvas.
One of her most commonly depicted subject is the bush plum known to the Alyawarre people as Arnwekety, which she depicts in her Bush Plum Dreaming paintings. The story details bush plum seeds as they are blown across the lands at the time of creation. Many works depict women winnowing the seeds of the bush plum in preparation for bush damper.