Almost all creativity involves purposeful PLAY

Abraham Maslow

Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one’s chosen form.

Stephen Nachmanovitch

Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning.

Diane Ackerman

PLAY is the highest form of research.

Albert Einstein

Playing is the most direct line to your creativity.

Anode Judith and Lion Goodman


Welcome to the Strid Creative Studio Gallery. This gallery is a collection of creative works touched by my life’s journey. Abstract and representational works are inspired by my desire to express the soul of an experience, an idea, a human being, a relationship, or a species on the planet. I strive to balance the process of close observation and growing technical excellence with expressiveness, curiosity and playfulness. There’s a lot to see in the galleries, so take your time, and visit often! New Work is on the way… For specific information, click on

Current Work or Upcoming Events

Cyndi Strid, Artist

Art Classes for Youth

Curiosity… Play….Innovation….These are values that inspire Cyndi’s lessons with students who are passionate about exploring ideas while learning artistic skills. Instruction in drawing, painting, print-making, mixed media and working with glass are taught both in Cyndi’s art studio in White Salmon, and through local organizations, like the Columbia Center for the Arts or the White Salmon Community Youth Center.

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Group Art Classes or to check out the Youth Art Gallery.


Upcoming Events

Cyndi exhibits her art at multiple locations through the Gorge and the Northwest. For current shows, exhibitions, and events, click on Upcoming Events for Details! Cyndi’s studio is typically open for the White Salmon Fall Arts Tour.

You are invited to visit Strid Creative Studios by appointment or to host an exhibit for your venue, or request a commission,
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