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The Artist As Rock Star

Fishing For Compliments, 36”x 48” oil on canvas

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust Armed and Dangerous, 36”x 60”, oil on canvas

“I Legendary concert promoter Rich Engler (voted second only to Bill Graham) signing his book, Behind The Stage Door, accompanied by Cindy Engler amidst a collection of his priceless memorabilia. 62 • Fine Art Magazine • Spring 2014

t’s been quite a ride,” said artist Cindy Engler, referring to her 45 years together with Rich Engler, a musician-turned-concert promoter who has done some 50 shows with Bruce Springsteen and has brought just about everyone who is anybody in music to a stage his hometown of Pittsburgh where he became the very first inductee into the Steel City’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Rock Star Girlfriend, 36” x 48”, oil on canvas

Cindy’s art, which came to national attention at the New York Artexpo, captures the most creative elements of rock and roll, merging color, sound and beautiful subjects. Coupled with her enthusiastic approach to living, her background in fashion and the boundless energy resulting from decades of practicing yoga, Cindy’s paintings, many

Om Time, 48”x 50”, oil on canvas

of which have been turned into stunning graphics, hold their own amidst Rich’s collection of guitars, photographs, gold records, memorabilia and the stories that come with each. so it’s no surprise that when you come upon Cindy Engler’s work at a gallery or art exposition that the paintings exude a life force sparkling with youthful but ageless

vibrancy rarely found in the singular dimension of paint on canvas indicating that the artist is having as much fun painting them as we are viewing them. Visit www. for more on the art and be sure to check for great images and insight into the music. — VICTOR FORBES Fine Art Magazine • Spring 2014 • 63

Spring Fine Art 2014 preview  
Spring Fine Art 2014 preview  

Cindy and Rich Engler are the grooviest art and music couple ever. Cindy is an accomplished painter and dedicated yogini and Rich was voted...