Box 382, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0, (780) 847-2294 gold[email protected]planet.net, www.goldenkstudio.com
Represented by Picture This Gallery, 959 Ordze Road, Sherwood Park, AB T8A 4L7, (800) 528-4278, www.picturethisgallery.com
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