Cindy Riach - Rugged History
12" x 16" // Oil & cold wax
Here in my “not an island” place, semi-isolated from the speed and cacaphone of the main stream, I have cherished quiet places — not to escape reality but to have time and peace to choose my battles wisely.
What would I do without this passion for quiet places, or … the loss of these quiet places?
Born in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Cindy Riach now lives in Gibsons, British Columbia.
She is a graduate of Queens University (BA-BPHE 71, Bed 72, MSc 78) and University of Waterloo (PhD 85) and was a professor of Kinesiology at McMaster University for 25 years (78-03).
While in the Hamilton area, Cindy attended many courses and workshops at the Dundas Valley School of Art. Her development and fascination for art was nurtured by Lorne Toews, Catherine Gibbon, Marla Panko and Jody Joseph among other excellent teachers.
Now, retired from her “day job” and living on the coast Cindy is free to paint full time and develop her own style.