About

Cindy Dochstader

My work focuses on themes such as childhood, protection, uncertainty, happiness, and love. I strive to capture the beauty found within the candid moments of everyday life. I try to breathe life into these moments and invite the viewer to become a part of them.

I grew up the youngest of six on a farm in Embro, Ontario and currently live outside of Guelph with my husband and two sons (who are frequently featured in my work). I have always enjoyed portraiture and figure drawing and am a self-professed people watcher. I'm a graduate of the esteemed Graphic Design and Advertising program at Conestoga College and have since studied under several professional artists at the Guelph School of Art. I've also participated in a variety of well-received juried group shows.

I've been influenced by many artists, from Michelangelo to Mucha to Dali to Levenson. I work primarily in ink and watercolour, acrylic, and graphite and am consistently drawn to the same five colours, much to the chagrin of the other tubes in my paint box. I'm excited by the potential of AR and VR and plan to explore these components further in my future work.

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Current Exhibitions

Apr 23 - Jul 6, 2019

FLEUR*ish Juried Art Show, eBar, Guelph ON


Past Exhibitions

2019

It's All About ME! Juried Art Show, eBar, Guelph ON

2017

Falling In Love Every Second Song Juried Art Show, eBar, Guelph ON

conTEXTual Juried Art Show, eBar, Guelph ON

2015

Wall of Art: Celebrate!, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph ON

Fourth Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre, Fergus ON

Remembering In Flanders Fields Juried Art Exhibition, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph ON

Fourth Annual All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Wall of Art: Sweet!, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph ON

2014

Third Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre, Fergus ON

Year of the Horse Juried Art Exhibition, Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre, Fergus ON

2012

First Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre, Fergus ON

2011

Guelph School of Art Juried Student Show, eBar, Guelph ON


Education

Guelph School of Art • 2008 - 2014

Studied Under: David Caesar, Eileen MacArthur, Karen Kesteloot, Marion Manning, and Erna de Vries

Conestoga College • 1998

Graphic Design and Advertising Diploma


Awards

3rd Place Winner • 2015

Category One (Collages, Drawings, Paintings)
Fourth Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Wellington Artists' Gallery and Art Centre


Memberships

Guelph Arts Council