About the Artist

My approach to painting my images tends to be a bit of  “By Gosh and By Golly”, lots of research, and tons of reference photos, to get my details right.  The end result is a by product of what I saw out on my travels, and the artistic vision of what is in my head.

I have yet to do a painting that I think exactly measures up to what I was attempting, but what is life with out challenges?  The world is an interesting place, with lots of wonderful things to see and explore; I try to capture this attitude in my work.  There is a definite “nothing ventured nothing gained” approach to how I do things.  Being self taught, has freed me from the “you can’t do this”, or the “you can’t mix that”  that formal training would have given me.  There is a real sence of freedom when I try my hand at another challenge.

My favorite fall back quote, when I’m a little nervous about what I’m trying; comes from Robert Bateman….”If you painted it once, you can do it again!”  Very freeing, if you are trying an effect you are not sure will work!

Look around my site and enjoy yourselves.  I hope my work lightens your day.

Cindy Sorley-Keichinger

Cindy Sorley-Keichinger

Exhibitions & Awards

Exhibitions:

Canadian Federation of Artists – Scenes of Western Canada – Vancouver BC – (2014)

American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibition – Salmagundi Club – New York – (2014)

Women Artists of the West – Online WAOW goes Wild Show – (2014)

23rd Annual Breckenridge Texas Juried Art Competition  Show & Sale (2014)

Picture This Gallery – Great Summer Show – Sherwood Park, AB. – (2014)

Picture This Gallery’s – Masterpieces In MiniatureSherwood Park AB. (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) – Spring Online Exhibition (2014)
Picture This Gallery – Great Fall Show – Sherwood Park, AB. – (2013)
National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) – Best of America Exhibition – Bolivar, MO. – (2013)
National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) – Fall Online Show – (2014, 2013)
National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) – Spring Online Show – (2014, 2013)
The American Artists Professional League – Mini Online Landscape Exhibition – (2013)
The American Artists Professional League – 85th Grand National Exhibition – New York – (2013)
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe 117th Annual Open Exhibition – New York – (2013)
Arabella Magazine – Canadian Landscape Online Exhibition – (2013)
Federation of Canadian Artists – Small, Smaller, Smallest Show – Vancouver BC (2011)
Artists For Conservation Annual Exhibition – Grouse Mountain BC (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)
The American Artists Professional League 83rd Grand National Exhibition – New York (2011)
The American Artists Professional League 82nd Grand National Exhibition – New York (2010)
19th Annual Breckenridge Texas Juried Art Competition Show & Sale (2010)
VAAA Gallery’s Annual Juried Membership Exhibition” Diversity 2010″ – Edmonton AB (2010)
Arts Without Borders Juried Fine Art Show (Lloydminster AB/SK) 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
Calgary Stampede Western Showcase (2006, 2005, 2004)
Federation of Canadian Artists (Vancouver, BC) Water media Show (2001)
Federation of Canadian Artists Show (Now SWCA of Edmonton)
Hudson Valley New York Wildlife Art Show (1998)
Salmagundi Club New York International Show (1997, 1998)
Canadian Wildlife Habitat Art Show (1993 through to 2000)
Canadian Wildlife Habitat Cross Country Show (1993)
ACACA Art Show (1992, 1993, 1994)

Awards & Honours:

National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) – Best of America Award of Merit – (2014) “At the Temple”

National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) – International Fall Online Exhibition Award of Excellence  – (2014) “Confidence”

Southwest Art Magazine – Artistic Excellence Competition Runner Up – (2013)
American Artists Professional League – Was made a Fellow of the Guild – (2013)
American Artists Professional League – First Place Landscape Summer Show – (2013)
Semi-Finalist in Arabella Magazine Great Canadian Landscape Competition – (2013)
Arts Without Borders Juried Art Show – 1st for Animal/Wildlife (2012, 2011)
Arts Without Borders Juried Art Show – Best of Show, 1st Floral/Botanical, 2nd Animal/Wildlife, 3rd Animal/Wildlife, 2nd & 3rd runner up for People’s Choice Award (2010)
Canadian Brushstrokes Online Art Magazine – Landscape Competition Finalist (2009)
Arts Without Borders Juried Art Show – 2nd Place Still life, Honourable Mention Wildlife (2008)
Arts Without Borders Juried Art Show – 1st Place Still life (2007)
Rose Zivot SFCA Award (2001)
People’s Choice Award (1993)
ACACA Award of Merit (1992)

Publications:

International Artists Magazine #93 – October /November 2013 – Demonstration on Creating Depth Article