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Cindy Sor­ley-Ke­ichinger grew up on a farm in East Cen­tral Al­berta, where her par­ents en­cour­aged an in­ter­est in the world around her. She now lives on a grain farm, in the Lloydminster, Al­berta, area, with her hus­band of 38 years. They have four grown chil­dren and seven grand­chil­dren. She orig­i­nally trained as a med­i­cal lab­o­ra­tory tech­ni­cian and has no for­mal art train­ing.

Sor­ley-Ke­ichinger has been paint­ing for more than 30 years; of that, se­ri­ously paint­ing for about 15. The early years she viewed as her ap­pren­tice­ship. Some of her teach­ers have been among the best in the wildlife genre, and she draws her in­spi­ra­tion from the nat­u­ral world around her, which she finds to be a con­stant de­light. She never grows bored with na­ture as it is an ever-chang­ing sub­ject.

Her ap­proach to paint­ing is to be as ac­cu­rate to form and habi­tat as pos­si­ble; with punch to her col­ors, us­ing acrylic, gouache or oil paint. She uses her own ref­er­ences, as she feels hav­ing seen the sub­jects her­self, gives her a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of what she is try­ing to por­tray. She is cur­rently work­ing on some un­der­wa­ter themes.

Sor­ley-Ke­ichinger is a mem­ber of Artists for Con­ser­va­tion, a fel­low of Amer­i­can Artists Pro­fes­sional League, a Na­tional

Oil & Acrylic Painters’ So­ci­ety Sig­na­ture mem­ber, a So­ci­ety of An­i­mal Artists as­so­ciate, and a Women Artists of the West As­so­ciate mem­ber. She also chairs the an­nual Arts With­out Bor­ders fine art show in Lloydminster, Al­berta, and has de­signed a coin for the Royal Cana­dian Mint.

Sor­ley-Ke­ichinger’s art­work has been shown across Canada and the United

States, and is in col­lec­tions do­mes­ti­cally and over­seas. Up­com­ing shows in­clude the OH, West Canada! at On Site Gallery; and Amer­i­can Artists Pro­fes­sional League 2018 Ex­hi­bi­tion through Novem­ber 19 at the Sal­ma­gundi Club in New York.

1Cindy Sor­leyKe­ichinger,South Amer­i­canRed, oil, 9 x 12"1

2Cindy Sor­leyKe­ichinger,Safe, acrylic, 5 x 7"2

3 Cindy Sor­leyKe­ichinger, Hogs­back Falls, acrylic, 17 x 42"3

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